2015 / Egyptian Theatre, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, Japanese anime series

American Cinematheque Japanese anime series Paprika

Paprika

 

JAPANESE ANIME GEMS

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/japanese-anime-gems

 

Japanese anime series with films in Japanese with English subtitles

Series programmed by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE / TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE

Thu, Feb 26 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

GHOST IN THE SHELL / REDLINE

Fri, Feb 27 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

AKIRA / STEAMBOY

Sat, Feb 28 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

PAPRIKA / TOKYO GODFATHERS

Sun, Mar 1 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

 

JAPANESE ANIME GEMS /Thu, Feb 26, 2015 – Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

News from American Cinematheque

For the past three years, February has brought dazzling anime features from Studio Ghibli to our theaters. But the company’s Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are not the only great animators in Japan, and this month we spotlight films that are just as imaginative and ambitious as the best of Studio Ghibli.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s revolutionary anime AKIRA matched motorcycle gangs with military scientists in a post apocalyptic Tokyo; his follow up, STEAMBOY, filters similar themes through the prism of 1860s England.

With 1995 mystery GHOST IN THE SHELL, Mamoru Oshii emerged as an animator who could formulate challenging questions at the same time as bravura action sequences.

A protégé of both Ôtomo and Oshii, Satoshi Kon directed four features before his untimely death in 2010, including the “three men and a baby” tale TOKYO GODFATHERS and the multi-leveled dreamscapes of PAPRIKA.

Takeshi Koike’s tale of intergalactic drag racers, REDLINE, will throw your senses into overdrive. Two of the most visionary anime TV series inspired superb feature adaptations in COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE and TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE.

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