Day of Hope with Films from Pixar's La Luna to Dai Sato's Five Numbers, September 11, Japan Society, NY

On September 11, 2011, the Japan Society in New York marks both the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S and the 6 month anniversary of March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake with a day of hope with films.

The Japan Society is presenting a "one-day festival of animated shorts on September 11, curated by Blue Sky Studios' Justin Leach, highlights include appearances by director Enrico Casarosa presenting Pixar's La Luna and Dai Sato with his latest, Five Numbers! (Norageki!). The day will feature two family-friendly programs followed by two screenings recommended for age thirteen and up, with individual screening tickets and one-day passes available. 50% of all proceedings will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund—all of the films are donated in support of the project."


This will be La Luna NY Premiere and Five Numbers U.S Premiere. 

If you like a rapid fire succession of films, Sector Animauteurs with 18 shorts in 75 minutes (4 to 5:15 PM), is for you.

A few of the 18 bites are food related ones, Caffeine by Danae Diaz and Patricia Luna, Key Lime Pie by Trevor Jimenez and the intriguingly titled Kung Fu Cooking Girls by Jin-Roh.  

Details on Curator from Program Notes:

"Films for Hope is curated by Justin Leach, a 12 year veteran of the animation industry who has worked in on such films as: Bunny, Ice Age, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, The Last Exile, Ghost in the Shell 2.0, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ice Age 3:Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (in production), and The Legend of the Leafmen (In production). Justin spent about three years in Japan, working as a CG Creator at Production I.G."

Screenings will run from 1 to 7 PM.

Tickets for each program
$10/$7 Japan Society members, students & seniors

One-day pass
$34/$24 Japan Society members, students & seniors
(Offer available only at Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258)

Check Program Page for full line-up of films and showtimes.

Celebrating human spirit for Tokyo Thursdays # 205

Previously: Cidre Japonais, Japanese Cider from Tateshina in Nagano Prefecture

(* Illustration is image from In a Pig’s Eye © 2010 Atsushi Wada / Tokyo University of the Arts, part of Sector Animauteurs segment of festival)

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