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Godzilla (1954) | ゴジラ J-Film

  • Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Godzilla (1954) | ゴジラ J-Film

Action | Science-Fiction

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

19 OCT WED., 6:30 PM JICC

"Godzilla remains one of the most potent mythic structures of the 50s, and you get him here in full foot-stomping glory."

Chicago Reader

The roaring granddaddy of all monster movies!

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon.

Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 96 min | 1954 | Directed by Ishiro Honda


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open at 6:00 PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00pm. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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