Double Feature: Kamome Diner (2006), Make Way! Jaguars! (1968)

This screening event is part of the “Comic Legacies on the Japanese Silver Screen” film series taking place from February through April. See here for a list of screenings.

All films are screened in Japanese with English subtitles.

This event will conclude the film series, and include a panel discussion and Q&A. Second film begins at 10:00pm.

Kamome Diner (かもめ食堂 , 2006)
directed by Naoko Ogigami
1h 42m, 35mm

On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay with her. (

Make Way! Jaguars! (進め!ジャガーズ, 1968)
directed by Yoichi Maeda
1h 23m, 35mm

A plot by an evil mastermind to eliminate the lead singer of the Japanese “Group Sounds” rock band, The Jaguars, leads the group through a series of psychedelic, comedic escapades.

This series is co-sponsored by The National Film Archive of Japan, Yale Film Archive, and Council on East Asian Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation.

“Kamome Diner” print provided by The Japan Foundation. “Make Way! Jaguars!” print provided by The National Film Archive of Japan.

Event time: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ), L01 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511