Wonder: Recent Independent Animation from Japan
2008-15, Various directors, Japan, 75 min.
- Thu, Mar 10th 6:00pm
Over the last decade and a half, a generation of independent animators have redefined "Japanese animation.” Organized by the animation scholar and curator Nobuaki Doi, this program showcases the landscape of independent Japanese animation, including Mirai Mizue’s stunning, hand-drawn cellular phantasmagoria, WONDER (2014); Atsushi Wada’s stylized and surreal look at everyday life, A PIG’S EYE (2010); Kei Oyama’s unsettling photo-collage of adolescent angst, HANDSOAP (2008); and Yoko Kuno’s ethereal and elegiac AIRY ME (2012), originally released on dream pop singer Cuushe’s debut album “Red Rocket Telepathy.” Also on the program are Yoriko Mizushiri’s FUTON (2011), Ryo Hirano’s HOLIDAY (2011), Masanobu Hiraoka’s LAND (2013), ShiShi Yamazaki’s MOONLIT NIGHT & OPAL (2015), and Yoko Yuki’s ZDRAVSTVUITE! (2015). Multiple formats. (Amy Beste)
MARCH 10: Animation scholar and curator Nobuaki Doi will be present for audience discussion.