Anime at the Modern

Your Name
  • September 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Your Name (2016)
A film by Makoto Shinkai
PG, 112 minutes

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide, Your Name tells the poignant story of a teenage boy and girl as they embark on a quest to meet each other in person for the first time after they have been magically swapping bodies. 

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.

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.