Dear Friends of the Consulate,
For your information,
In conjunction with the popular "Superflat" exhibit now been shown at UW's Henry Art Gallery, Consulate-General of Japan is co-sponsoring a special free "anime" film series which will be shown on January 12, 19, and 29.
A panel disscussion, "Superflat Pop Culture + Art + Anime" will be also held on January 24, on the art and cultural power of animation, its current technical trend to 3-D effects, and why Japanese anime has infiltrated the adult market and taken such a large role in our visual culture. Clips of key Japanese anime will be shown along with discussion. Please see the attached flier for more details on the panel disscusion.
For more details of all programs, please visit: www.henryart.org
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
The Anime Context
Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26
All films shown on video
Held in conjunction with Superflat, and co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan at Seattle, this series explores the Japanese animation that has influenced the contemporary art in the exhibition.
January 12: Ghost in the Shell Note from Evan: We missed it. :(
(1995) dir: Mamoru Oshii. One of the great achievements of anime, this dazzling metaphysical techno thriller is a spiritual investigation of our technological future. Rated R.
January 19: My Neighbor Totoro
(1988) dir: Hayao Miyazaki. An anime feature for children and adults, this enchanting story of two little girls who discover a family of friendly totoros in their backyard, is filled with imaginative characters and striking animation, knit together by a heartwarming story. Rated G.
January 26: Castle of Cagliostro
(1980) dir: Hayao Miyazaki. This comic adventure fantasy of a cocky master criminal is a fabulous mix of high tech gadgets, ancient castles and samurai sidekicks. Rated PG-13.
(The following films are not co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan.
This is just for your information only)
Superflat Cinema at the Little Theatre
Call 206.675.2055 for show times and prices
Henry members receive the NW Film Forum member price
608 19th Ave. East (at Mercer)
This series organized by the NW Film Forum presents both classics and the latest in Japanese anime.
Thursday/Friday, January 10-11
Alakazam the Great (Saiyu-Ki)
(1960, Japan/US, 16mm, 84 min.)
Saturday/Sunday, January 12-13
Go, 1960?s TV Anime
Thursday, January 17
Space Battleship Yamoto
(1974, BetaSP, 135 min.)
Friday, January 18
Galaxy Express 999
(1979, BetaSP, 130 min.)
Saturday, January 19
Badieu Galaxy Express 999
(1981, BetaSP, 135 min.)
Sunday, January 20
Arcadia of My Youth
(1982, BetaSP, 130 min.)
Thursday-Sunday, January 24-27
Seattle Premieres! The Fuccon Family
(2001, dir. Yoshimasa Ishibashi, 35mm, 37 min.)
Kyupi Kyupi 1 Million Super Deluxe
(1999/2000, Kyupi Kyupi, BetaSP)
Senior Assistant for
Information and Cultural Affairs
Consulate-General of Japan
601 Union Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101 USA