Jan 26: Animezing!: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation, the JICC is presenting a retrospective of landmark animated films!
Winner of Best Animated Film at the Japan Academy Awards and the Mainichi Film Concurs!
After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she's just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she's made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.
After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she's done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.
In Japanese with English | Not Rated | 98 min | 2006 | Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
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SCREENWRITER: SATOKO OKUDERA
Satoko Okudera's first co-written screenplay, Moving (1993), screened in the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Awards of the Japanese Academy for Gakko no Kaidan. Her first major hit came with the Mamoru Hosoda directed animated film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). She went on to write and co-write two other films directed by Hosoda, Summer Wars (2009), and Wolf Children (2014), each of which were awarded Best Screenplay at the Tokyo Anime Awards.