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Beyond TV: Celebrating Japanese culture

JAPAN FILMS Celebrating Japanese culture as part of New York's JapanNYC festival is the Paley Center for Media. This weekend, the Manhattan facility screens a collection of children's shows (Saturday at 1 p.m.), Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic in Japan (Saturday at 3 p.m.) and Kabuki ballet and bunraku puppets (Sunday at 3 p.m.). Details at

SPORTS DOCUMENTARIES Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image presents a series of weekend matinees focused on boxing, basketball, skateboarding, video games and more. This weekend's kickoff, Frederick Wiseman's "Boxing Gym," eyes adults and children training in Austin, Texas. Screenings start Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Future films include "Hoop Dreams." Info at

WEATHER EVERYWHERE The new Weather Channel series "From the Edge With Peter Lik" is getting a "four-screen premiere." The adventures of the landscape photographer can be seen on air (Thursday at 8 p.m.), on iPad (with a new app) and via mobile phone (smartphone app, or Photos & Fun section of, as well as online at


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