Millenium Actress (Satoshi Kon)

  • Saturday August 29, 2015 11:00 AM

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (Satoshi Kon, 2001)

11:00 am: Screening of Millennium Actress 
12:45 pm: Complimentary traditional Japanese refreshments and face painting in the Modern's Grand Lobby

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


Saturday, August 29; 12:45 pm: Please join us for complimentary traditional Japanese refreshments, and face painting in the Modern's Grand Lobby. Create an anime "selfie" in the Modern Shop against an anime backdrop!

AnimeFest is a Texas Non Profit Corporation and 501(c)3 Education Charity. It's mission is to educate the public about animation, cinema, art, music, games, crafting, costume design, dance, and other forms of traditional and popular culture and art. AnimeFest is pleased to contribute two sets of weekend passes to this year's convention, to be held on Labor Day weekend (September 4-7 in Dallas) for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to give away to attendees during The Art of Japanese Animation.


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

Screenings are held in the Modern Art Museum auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Lone Star members and Modern Reel People, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 7. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Tickets will also be available for sale in person at the Modern's admission desk .

Dr. Marc Hairston and Dr. Pamela Gossin counseled the Lone Star Film Society and the Modern in the selection of the films for this series, and one or both will introduce the films and be available for discussions following the screenings.

Dr. Marc Hairston is a scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a project utilizing a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charge particle motions are related. Dr. Hairston is also interested in the scholarly study of anime and manga and is on the board of editors of Mechademia, the first English-language academic journal addressing these topics. Along with Dr. Pamela Gossin, Dr. Hairston teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki."

Dr. Pamela Gossin studies the interdisciplinary relationships of literature, history, and science, especially astronomy and cosmology, from the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution to the present. Dr. Gossin is an active member of the advisory board of Mechademia, the world's first English-language academic journal devoted to the study of anime and manga. Along with Dr. Marc Hairston, Dr. Gossin teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki."