Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 24: Animezing: Short Films

Animezing Series
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation, New York
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The Voices of a Distant Star & Short Peace
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Our Location:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

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The Voices of a Distant Star © Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films | 25 min | Not Rated | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Makoto Shinkai

Short Peace © Short Peace Committee, Katsuhiro Otomo/MashRoom/Short Peace Committee | 68 min | Not Rated | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Koji Morimoto, Shuhei Morita, Katsuhiro Otomo, Hiroaki Ando and Hajime Katoki

The Voices of a Distant Star

Middle school students Mikako and Noboru are close friends, but in the summer of 2046, Mikako is chosen as a Select Member of the United Nations Space Army. She leaves Earth in the winter of 2047, while Noboru goes on to high school in Japan. Separated by space, the two try to stay in touch by mobile mail. However, as Mikako goes farther out in the solar system on board a spaceship, it takes longer and longer for each to receive the other's emails. As Mikako's fleet approaches a time warp, she and Noboru have to face the possibility their contact may break forever.  


Short Peace

Overseen by the legendary Director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy), Short Peace is a 2013 Japanese omnibus film consisting of a collection of four shorts. The collection includes the 86th Academy Award® nominated Best Animated Short, Possessions, as well as Combustible, Gambo, and A Farewell to Arms.


Otomo has received many prestigious accolades, including the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government. This is his first film release in over nine years.

WARNING: These films may contain scenes of violence not suitable for children. Viewer discretion is advised.
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.


JICC, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

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