Actress Sigourney Weaver strides the "green carpet" (actually made of recycled plastic bottles) for the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 17, 2009. The theme of the nine-day festival, which will feature more than 100 movies, is ecology.
Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver smile prior to the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival, Oct. 17, 2009. They are featured in the cast of the 3-D science fiction epic "Avatar," James Cameron's first film since the Oscar-winning "Titanic."
Australian actor Sam Worthington arrives on the "green carpet" for a screening of footage from his latest film, "Avatar," a sci-fi epic about humans placed inside alien skins to survive on a distant world.
Actress Zoe Saldana (who played Uhura in this summer's "Star Trek") waves upon arriving for the screening of footage from her latest film, "Avatar," at the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.
Actress Sigourney Weaver signs autographs for fans upon her arrival at the "green carpet" for a screening of footage from her latest film, James Cameron's "Avatar," Oct. 17, 2009.
The creators of the 3-D epic "Avatar" promise a "fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind." The film by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron ("The Terminator," "Titanic") is set to premiere in December.
Japanese actresses Tae Kimura, Ryoko Hirosue and Miki Nakatani, starring in the film "Zero Focus," arrive for the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.
Try to Bend THAT!
Japanese actress Masami Nagasawa (starring in "Go Find a Psychic!") waves a giant spoon (referring to the ESP-themed comedy's spoon-bending) as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo on Oct. 17, 2009.
"It's on Me"
Director Yoshimitsu Morita, flanked by actresses Tomoka Kurotani (left) and Koyuki, arrives for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 17, 2009. Morita, who directed "The Family Game," will see the world premiere of his latest film, "It's on Me."
"The Cove," about the slaughter of dolphins in a Japanese harbor town, was added to the roster after criticism that the internationally-acclaimed documentary was shunned for political reasons. Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos (left) said he will attend even though he could be arrested -- Japanese police say he and his crew violated trespassing laws while documenting the annual dolphin kill in Taiji.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama tries on a 3-D glasses to watch a video from film director James Cameron as his wife Miyuki, right, looks on, at the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.