La Luna and Five Numbers!
Sunday, September 11, 2011 — 7 PM
La Luna, 2011 - New York Premiere
6 min. 51 sec., 35 mm, color, Directed by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar)
Five Numbers!, 2011 - U.S. Premiere
24 min., DVD, color, Directed by Hiroaki Ando (Bandai Visual)
La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work.
In Five Numbers, four ex-convicts woke up in the ultimate prison. They do not know why they are there. The race to escape the prison ensues. The only person who seems to know the way out is the fifth prisoner, a mysterious old man with a black cat.
Screenings followed by a conversation with Enrico Casarosa (Director / Head of Story, Pixar Animation Studios) on the making of La Luna and Dai Sato (Scriptwriter of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Tekken: Blood Vengeance) to discuss post-3/11 Japan and the anime community.
Followed by a reception.
Part of the Films for Hope showcase.
50% of the proceedings will go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
$10/$7 members, seniors & students
Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.
ONE-DAY PASS FOR ALL FOUR OF THE DAY'S PROGRAMS
$34/$24 Japan Society members, students & seniors
(Offer available only at Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online.)