Anime is the very realistic animation usually created in Japan but gaining popularity in other countries. Examples of anime movies include: “Spirited Away”, “Metropolis” and “Porco Rosso” all by Studio Ghibli, “The Triplettes of Belleville” created here in Canada and the science fiction epics “Akira” and “Ghost in the Shell.”
The anime movie to be broadcast on August 18 illustrates the history of Japan through the life of a fictional actress and her quest to find her lost love. The movies she makes parallel her journey through life. The animation is described on the Internet Movie Database as visually amazing with unique character designs and detailed backgrounds with just a tiny bit of surrealism.
A.O. Scott of the New York Times says, “To witness one cinematic medium celebrating another, an expression of movie love that is wonderfully eccentric and deeply affecting.”
This movie is rated ‘G for General’ and is suitable for all ages. Please call the Reference Department at 519 337-3291 to find out the title of the movie, for more information and to confirm your attendance.