Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Dawn of Japanese Animation" at the Japan Society

2nd NE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of February 18, 2008

"Dawn of Japanese Animation" at the Japan Society
New York, February 13-16, 2008

Four evenings of classic Japanese anime, “talking” silent live-action films,
and benshi performances.

The Japan Society is hosting this event as part of its 2007
centennial anniversary celebrations. Digital Meme is providing the
content for the screenings and performances.

The film program is divided thematically – Chambara Action
& Adventure (Feb 13), Horror & Comedy (Feb 14), Propaganda
(Feb 15), and Music & Dance (Feb 16) – and each evening will
showcase Japan's most sought after benshi, Ms. Midori Sawato.
She narrates, interprets, and breaths new life into these rare
silent films, most of which have never before been subtitled and
screened overseas.

The 38 animated films in the program are
drawn from the Japanese Anime Classic Collection, released by
Digital Meme in 2007. -- Anime News Network

The full exhibit schedule can be read here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw several of the performances. Great!