Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dec 9: Animezing!: Only Yesterday

Join us for a free Animezing film screening!
Join us for a free Animezing film screening!
Animezing! Only Yesterday
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, the creators of "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away", comes the 25th anniversary re-release of this touching story about life and reflection.
It's 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, single, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: her first budding romance, the physical manifestations of maturation, and the frustration of math and boys.
At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and her encounter with him begins to reconnect her with forgotten dreams. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the current arc of her life, and wonders if she has really  been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
Japanese w. English subtitles | Rated PG | 118 min | 1991 | Dir. by Isao Takahata
Registration is required
Women in Cinema
Women in Cinema
For five decades, Michiyo Yasuda worked as an animator and color designer, and powerfully influenced the trademark Ghibli look. Director of the Studio Ghibli color department since 1984, Ms. Yasuda created the signature feel for beloved films such as Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), and Howl's Moving Castle (2004). 
In 2011 she was recognized for her work and received the Animation Lifetime Achievement Award from the Japanese Movie Critics Awards. Michiya Yasuda recently passed away on October 5, 2016 at the age of 77, but her memory lives within the palettes of her films.
You are invited to
Friday, December 9th, 2016
from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM (EST)
Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St NW
Suite 100
Washington DC 20036 US
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
In the event of a cancellation, please contact us at

Doors open 30 minutes before the program. Program begins at 6:30PM.
No admittance after 7PM or once seating is full.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.
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