The Moviegoer, Aug. 12-18
Japan Film Festival The 13th annual event featuring cinema depicting contemporary Japan kicks off on Aug 18: blank 13, 11 a.m.; “Oh Lucy!” (a feature version starring Josh Hartnett opened earlier this year), “JAP,” “Rice Ball” and other short films, 1 p.m.; black comedy The Scythian Lamb, 3:20 p.m.; the comedy-horror One Cut of the Dead, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19: Lost in Ramen, 11 a.m.; Forgive Don’t Forget, 1:20 p.m.; We Are X, a rock documentary about a popular glam-punk-rock band, 3:05 p.m.; Hee, 5:20 p.m. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. The festival will also screen films at Newport Beach Higashi Honganji, 254 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, although times will differ. $15 for each screening. Day and weekend passes available.