Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda)

  • Saturday August 15, 2015 11:00 AM

SUMMER WARS (MamoruHosoda, 2009)

Don't miss a special Q & A following the screening of Summer Wars, featuring MIKE MCFARLAND, an actor, comedian, and one of FUNimation's original voice actors and the Voice Director for Summer Wars and Wolf Children.

Timid eleventh grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by his secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family's Nagano home for a summer job. Turns out, Kenji discovers, his "summer job" is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiancé for the celebration of her spunky grandmother's 90th birthday. While there, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone, and, being a math genius, he can't resist solving it. However, his solution creates chaos within the virtual world of OZ, translating into anarchy in real life.

115minutes; PG; English


Saturday, August 15; 12:45 pm: Please join us for a gallery spotlight tour, led by a Modern docent. The tour will explore the influence of Japanese life and culture on the Modern’s building and collection. Admission is free for this tour with your film ticket.


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."