Film Line-Up

FEATURES

Unforgiven
Opening Film

Unforgiven

許されざる者

Director: Lee Sang-il
Dec 6 (Fri) 7:00 pm / 135min
Opening Ceremonies, Screening, Q&A, After Party

Seven Souls in the Skull Castle

Seven Souls in the Skull Castle

髑髏城の七人

Director: Hidenori Inoue
Dec 7 (Sat) 7:00 pm / 189 min + Q&A (30 min)

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

風立ちぬ

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Dec 7 (Sat) 1:30 pm, Dec 8 (Sun) 8:00 pm / 126 min + Q&A (Dec. 8 only)

The Apology King

The Apology King

謝罪の王様

Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Dec 8 (Sun) 5:30 pm / 128 min

The Devil's Path

The Devil's Path

凶悪

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Dec 7 (Sat) 4:10 pm / 128 min

Library Wars

Library Wars

図書館戦争

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Dec 8 (Sun) 2:45 pm / 128 min

Samurai Pirates

Samurai Pirates

瀬戸内海賊物語

Director: Kenichi Omori
Dec 7 (Sat) 4:10 pm / 116 min + Q&A (30 min)

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

だいじょうぶ3組

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Dec 7 (Sat) 11:00 am / 118 min

Japan In A Day

Japan In A Day

Japan In A Day

Director: Philip Martin, Gaku Narita
Dec 7 (Sat) 11:30 am / 92 min

Leaving on the 15th Spring

Leaving on the 15th Spring

旅立ちの島唄〜十五の春〜

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshida
Dec 8 (Sun) 5:45 pm / 114 min

Death & Tanya

Death & Tanya

死神ターニャ

Director: Taishi Shiode
Dec 7 (Sat) 7:30 pm / 80 min + Q&A (30 min)

The Story of Yonosuke

The Story of Yonosuke

横道世之介

Director: Shuichi Okita
Dec 8 (Sun) 11:20 am / 160 min

Competition Shorts

FREE SCREENING

Secret of the Ring
Best Short Film

Secret of the Ring

ゆびわのひみつ

FREE SCREENING
Director: Yuichiro Taniguchi
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
17 min

Man On The Sand

Man On The Sand

砂の上の男

FREE SCREENING
Director: Satoshi Murakami
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
17 min

Goldfish

Goldfish

キンギョ

FREE SCREENING
Director: Hiroshi Okuda
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
16 min

A Very Special Relationship

A Very Special Relationship

特別な二人の関係

FREE SCREENING
Director: Masahiro Nishioka
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
7 min

Memoirs

Memoirs

Memoirs

FREE SCREENING
Director: Alex Michael Harris
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
15 min

Tokyo Halloween Night

Tokyo Halloween Night

東京ハロウィンナイト

FREE SCREENING
Director: Mari Okada
Dec. 8 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
24 min

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Selection

Koyuki's Wandering Football

Koyuki's Wandering Football

旅するボール

Director: Satsuki Okawa
Dec. 7 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm
17 min

Kotobuki/To Us

Kotobuki/To Us

寿

Director: Kimie Tanaka
Dec. 7 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm
15 min

TOKYO SKY STORY

TOKYO SKY STORY

TOKYO SKY STORY

Director: Yukinori Makabe
Dec. 7 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm
15 min

DEATH THE LOSER

DEATH THE LOSER

死神失格

Director: Seiki Watanabe
Dec. 7 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm
21 min

Synergy of Man and Metal

The Evolution of Battle Armor Anime

one of our amazing sponsors, is presenting 4 episodes of amazing anime in this special program. This is the first time these have been shown on the big screen. Following the screening, we’ll be discussing Mythology in Anime with voice actor, director and anime expert, Crispin Freeman (more info below) The event is totally free, so come on by anime fans, this will be a killer event.

Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya

2 Episodes

The 1980’s anime about five Knights of the Zodiac battling the olympic gods that seek to control earth returns. Japanese language with English subtitles.

Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny

2 Episodes

In a future where heroes fight crime while promoting their corporate sponsors, veteran hero “Wild Tiger” is forced to work with the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr.

Mythology In Anime w/ Crispin Freeman

Join us to learn about the mythology behind the anime, as we sit down with voice actor, director and anime expert Crispin Freeman. Sunday, December 8th from 12:50 pm to 2:10 pm. [FREE]

Learn why Americans write about Superheroes and the Japanese write about Giant Robots.
Explore the differences between Knights and Dragons in their Eastern and Western manifestations.
Explore the female hero journey as it manifests in comics and animation.

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Fate/Zero, Durarara!, Wolf’s Rain, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya & Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle”. In American animation, he’s voiced characters in the Spectacular Spider-man series, Wolverine and the X-men and DC’s Young Justice. Since 1999, he has began giving presentations on mythological storytelling in animation both domestically at DePaul University, the University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Dallas as well as internationally at Armageddon Expo in New Zealand, the Supanova convention in Australia and the Nippon Connection film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. He was interviewed for the August 2008 edition of Mechademia where he discusses his thoughts on Giant Robots and Superheroes. You can find out more at his website: www.MythologyAndMeaning.com.

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