Anime at the Modern

In This Corner of the World
  • September 2, 2018 - 11:00am

September 2, 11 am
In This Corner of the World (2016)
A film by Sunao Katabuchi
PG-13, 130 minutes

“Despite its setting in [wartime Japan], the new anime film In This Corner of the World is as soft as its brown-and-green palette, as romantic as its perpetually blushing protagonist.”
Teo Bugbee, New York Times. Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kōno and set in Hiroshima during World War II, In This Corner of the World tells the emotional story of an 18-year-old girl who struggles to maintain the will to live.

Inspired by the exhibition TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG, the Modern presents one classic and five recent critically acclaimed anime feature films and a selection of short films chosen by the Japan Society of New York. Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre with films all visually stunning, richly imaginative, and poetic in their storytelling.

Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $10, $9 for Modern members, $7 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Tuesday, August 7, at www.themodern.org/films or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours.

Tickets Here

The Modern is deeply grateful to Dr. Marc Hairston for his counsel in the selection of the films for this series. Dr. Hairston will introduce and discuss the films at every screening.

A scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charged 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. He and Dr. Pamela Gossin at the University of Texas at Dallas regularly teach courses examining the themes of science fiction and fantasy in anime and manga, specifically focusing on individual anime creators such as Miyazaki, Shinkai, Hosoda, and Takahata.