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Aug 22, 2015

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Isao Takahata, 1988)

A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita, a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko, after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.                           

89 minutes; Unrated; Japanese with English subtitles

Films
Aug 22, 2015

METROPOLIS (Rintaro, 2001)                      

Set in the far future, humans and robots live together - unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas, becoming servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when a boy and a robot named Tima get in all kinds of trouble. There is never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side.

108 minutes; PG-13; Japanese with English subtitles

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Films
Aug 29, 2015

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (Satoshi Kon, 2001)

In this animated feature, filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Genya and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.

87 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles

Films
Aug 29, 2015

THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Isao Takahata, 2013)

A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

138 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth joins with Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW in celebrating the art of, Japanese animation.

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