Free Korean and Japanese Animation at the Egyptian TheatreMarch 31, Hollywood CA
Source: American Cinematheque
Saturday March 31 – 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM – KOREAN AND JAPANESE ANIMATION TODAY
At the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
The American Cinematheque invites you to an all day event co-organized by The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles and The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles, with support from the Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, Korea Culture and Contents Agency, Los Angeles and Wowmaxmedia.
It begins with:
11:00 AM – AACHI & SSIPAK, 2006, Studio 2.0, 90 min. Dir. Bum-Jin Joe. This fabulous new animated feature from Korea about a future city where human waste is the sole energy source sparked controversy for its vulgar and aggressive attitude (this film was R-rated in Korea and is recommended for mature audiences). Bizarre and original humor abounds, including the concept of an addictive laxative that produces acute hallucinations.
Followed by a reception with food and drink at 12:30 PM.
1:30 PM: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, 2006, Cathay-Keris Films, 98 min. Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. The acclaimed new Japanese anime with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) and animation by Madhouse. High school student Makoto prolongs the fun she has during her free time and avoids problems when she learns to go back in time by taking giant leaps.
Followed by an intermission and an hour long panel discussion with moderator Ken Duer (Producer of THE ANIMATRIX), Bum-Jin Joe director of AACHI AND SSIPAK, Mamoru Hosoda director of THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, USC professor Mimi Ito and anime critics. FREE ADMISSION (Tickets available for pick-up only on day of event). To RSVP: please go to The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles website or The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles website.