Posts tagged ‘Upper Hill’

Movie Screening/Cinema Japan: Best Wishes for Tomorrow, Jun. 28 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Best wishes tomorrow
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Best Wishes for Tomorrow” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th June 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Date: Saturday, 28th June 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
After WWII, Lieutenant General Okada Tasuku (Fujita Makoto) is on trial accused of executing American aircrew who carried out indiscriminate bombing towards the end of the war. As his wife Haruko (Fuji Sumiko) and his family observe in the public gallery, Okada, together with his chief defense counsel, Featherstone (Robert Lesser), insist that the indiscriminate bombing by the Americans was against international law. Regarding the trial as a “legal battle”, Okuda continues with his testimony to take full responsibility and to protect his subordinates. His attitude gradually moves American prosecutors and the judge. Okuda insists that execution was the punishment according to military discipline and not retaliation, but he is found guilty.

In order to attend the movie screening, you need to register beforehand at: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 27th June 2014, 4:00 pm.

For more information on the movie, please refer the poster; call 020-2898510; Email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on their website

June 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Dark Blue Almost Black, Jun. 17 2014 @ the Embassy of Spain – 3rd Floor CBA Building, Upper Hill

Dark Blue almost Black

Dark Blue almost Black


Dark Blue Almost Black directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (year 2006, approx. 105min)

Location: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Days: June 17, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm.
Entry: Free

Synopsis
Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part-time to get a business degree.
When Natalia, his childhood crush, returns from a stint studying abroad, Jorge begins to yearn for something better. He is desperate to find a new and better job, but finds that no one will hire him because he has experience only as a janitor. (Wikipedia)

Film in Spanish with English subtitles.

June 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Movie Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street – 3, May 31 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Always
Date: Saturday, 31st May 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Entry Free | Registration Required

Synopsis: The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill…

May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Screening – Cinema Japan: Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, Mar. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Sumo do, Sumo dont
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t” which will be shown on Saturday, 29th March 2014.

Date: Saturday, 29th March 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p pm, Gates Open: 1:30 pm

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Synopsis
Yamamoto is called to the office of Professor Anayama. The professor points out the anomalous fact that even though the role says he was present at every class, he’d never set eyes on the student before. He then announces that he has been appointed Yamamoto’s thesis advisor, and points out that, even though Yamamoto has a job arranged, he needs to pass the thesis to graduate. With the power relations thus defined, he strikes a deal with Yamamoto: join the sumo club, or you won’t graduate.

Note: To register for the movie screening, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 28th March 2014 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

March 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

Call for Entries: Designers who wish to partake in Swahili Fashion Week Kenya set for Apr. 5 2014 @ Crowne Plaza Hotel

SFW CALL FOR DESIGNERS
Swahili Fashion Week East and Central Africa’s leading fashion week is back for the second time with the Swahili Fashion Week Kenya. This year it is set to take center stage on 5th April 2014 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi.

Are you a designer who would like to showcase at Swahili Fashion Week Kenya?

If so go to Swahili Fashion Week Website and download the application form.

Entries should be submitted by February 28, 2014

Find more info on their Facebook Page

February 20, 2014 at 10:45 am 1 comment

Spanish Film Screening: Death of a cyclist, Feb. 18 2014 @ the Embassy of Spain – CBA building, Upperhill

muerte de un ciclista
The Embassy of Spain is pleased to announce the resumption of the filming schedule for the year 2014 with the first film, “Death of a cyclist”, directed by Juan Antonio Bardem.

Date: February 18, 2014
Venue: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Time: 5 pm
Entry: Free

NB: Screening conducted on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Synopsis:
A couple having an affair accidentally run down a cyclist and fearful of getting caught decide to hide the tragic accident.

All films are in Spanish with subtitles in English.

February 18, 2014 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Japan Cinema: Tombstones for the Fireflies, Feb. 22 2014 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Tombstones for the Fireflies” which will be shown on Saturday, 22nd February 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: Tombstones for the Fireflies
Date: Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
In June 1945 during the air raid in Kobe, Seita and his sister Setsuko lose their mother as a result of an incendiary bomb raid. As their father has been out of contact since he had gone off to war, the brother and sister are taken in by a distant relative in Nishinomiya. Unable to stand the ill-treatment by their aunt, Seita and Setsuko move into a bomb shelter to live alone together. As the war worsens, Setsuko gradually wastes away. Seita cheers Setsuko and tries his best to survive while reminding himself of their kind mother, strict father, and the peaceful days only a few months back. Finally, the day of Japan’s defeat arrives.

In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510. Deadline for registration is Friday, 21st February, 4:30pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm 2 comments

Screening: Love & Honour, Jan. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Love & Honour
The story follows Mimura Shinnojo (Kimura Takuya) a lower class samurai who is a poison taster for the domain lord. He is poor, but happily leading his humble life with his beautiful wife, Kayo (Dan Rei). One day, however, Shinnojo is poisoned during a tasting and loses his sight. He is relieved of his job and is reduced to poverty. It is such a time when Shimada (Bando Mitsugoro), a clerk, offers help to Kayo. He wants her body in return, and Kayo accepts the offer in tears in order to supplement the family income. When the relationship becomes public, Shinnojo is devastated for being robbed of his beloved wife and for his helplessness. He engages in a duel with Shimada to defend his wife and preserve his Samurai honour.

The screening details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Gates Open: 1:30p.m. | Time: 2:00p.m.
Entry is free and open to all film fans.

Kindly note that in order to attend the movie screening it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, call 020-2898510 or email your name and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. If you plan to attend the movie screening with a friend and/or family member, please include their names as you register for yourself.

January 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Three for the Road, Sept. 28 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Three for the Road
Date: Saturday, 28th September 2013
Time: 2 pm
Gates Open: 1:30 pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Screening: Three for the Road

Synopsis
YAJI has lost his wife and son to an epidemic and he lives alone in a ramshackle row house, eking out a living sculpting fancy pastries. He is in love with OKINO, a popular local courtesan, but she remains frustratingly beyond his reach.

Okino decides to lie to Yaji, pleading “Help me run away to see my dying father one last time.” Yaji rises to the occasion and proclaims he will engineer her escape from the pleasure quarters and take her to her native village.
Just then, a man appears outside the window. He is KITA, Yaji’s childhood friend. A second-rate actor, Kita has just totally screwed up an important part on stage and has lost his will to live. Kita decides Yaji and Okino’s impending journey is the perfect way out of his predicament and pesters Yaji to let him join them…

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In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan.

To register, kindly send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.

For more information on the movie, check out their website http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc.html; call 020-2898510

September 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Live Performance: #Afrobeat Fridays with @Makadem, Every Friday @ Bonds Garden, Menengai rd – Upperhill

Dates: Every Friday
Venue: Bonds Garden, Menengai Road –Upper Hill. Opposite Equity Center
Time: 5-9 pm

November 1, 2012 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Live Performance by Eric Wainaina & the Best Band in Africa, Oct. 12 2012 @ Sheebeen Upper Hill


Date: October 12, 2012
Venue: Sheebeen, Upper Hill
Time: 8-11pm
Tickets: Kshs 400

October 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment


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