Fri 27 January 2012 // 19:30 / Cinema
This programme is a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive medium in which anything is possible.
The world of Japanese
animation is vast and fascinating, but beyond the images of doe-eyed
schoolgirls with magic powers or giant mecha humanoids battling it out amongst
the stars familiar to us all from the output of the commercial mainstream anime
industry lies an even more alien and exotic realm.
From the very introduction
of the medium to Japan back in 1917, legions of visionaries and artists have
laboured away independently to create works that challenge our very notions of
the word ‘animation’.
The Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits programme presents just a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive form of filmmaking.
Syasou (Shasô), Ryû Furusawa, 2008, 2 min
Ichigwankoku, Ryô Hirano, 2009, 6 min
Fantasy Girl (Kûsô shôjo), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 6 min
Death of Phonebook, Cinema Iloobia (a.k.a. Tim Grabham), 2011, 2 min
Stinky Winky, Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 2002, 2 min
Requiem For Pioneer (Rekuiemu fo paionia), Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2008, 3 min
Future Man (Ari-ningen monogatari), Ryô Hirano, 2008, 7 min
Doroningen, Masahiro Ôsuka, 2007, 4 min
Mizutamamoyo, Ryû Furusawa, 2006, 5 min
Enchanted Forest (Mayoi no mori), Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 1994, 9 min
A Labyrinth of Residence (Kyojû meikyû) Naska Saitô, 2008, 5 min
Ta-Ta Tosy Tit, Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2009, 5 min
The Straw Girl and the Strange House (Mugiwara shôjo to henna ie), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 1 min
Holiday (Horidei), Ryô Hirano, 2011, 14 min
Melting Medama, Sayaka Oku, 2011, 5 min
The Last Train (Saishuu ressha no yoru), Mana Fujii, 2008, 3 min
With the support of Zipangu Fest
Tickets: £5 / £3.50 (conc)
Or £4.50 tickets online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/150573____________________________________________