. . . on Tues., Nov. 12 at 6:45p.m. for a sneak preview of the provocative new work from acclaimed filmmaker Tatsuya Mori, i: Documentary of the Journalist. Mori follows press freedom folk hero Isoko Mochizuki (the “i” of the title), a reporter for Tokyo’s largest regional paper, as she crisscrosses the country, following leads and waging a lonely battle for the truth, particularly at the Cabinet Office briefings that have helped make her (in)famous. Refusing to toe the government line, she has relentlessly peppered officials with questions in her quest to get behind their smokescreens flirting constantly with the risk of ejection from her kisha club. Touching on nearly every news story of note over the past year, the documentary also features a short but important scene with FCCJ’s Pio d’Emilia and David McNeill. (Japan, 2019; 120 minutes; in Japanese with English subtitles)

— Karen Severns