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Experimental Spotlight: Anime Vanguard
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Experimental Spotlight: Anime Vanguard

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ouch, Chou Chou © 2016 Onohana

EXPERIMENTAL SPOTLIGHT: Anime Vanguard


Introduction with Onohana

An exciting selection of experimental animated works from Japan never before screened in New York City, representing a broad range of contemporary avant-garde practice. The titles range from 3-14 minutes, adopting the full breadth of styles in new animation: from visual music to raunchy music videos, digital processes to analogue filmmaking, and from minimalist atmospheric shorts to narratively rich miniature epics. All evoke completely unique worlds.

18+ These films are unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

FILMS:


 
 
WORLD PREMIERE
Mono No Aware Hand-Drawn Animation Workshop Films
2016. Approx. 8 min. Digital.
Various works from the participants of Mono No Aware’s Hand-Drawn Animation Workshop held at Japan Society on June 18.


 
 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
AGE OF OBSCURE
Mirai Mizue and Onohana
2015. 4 min. Digital.
A grand collision of Mizue’s signature visual music forms and Onohana’s mesmerizing impressionistic illustrations, featuring music by Twoth. North American Premiere.

 
 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Ouch, Chou Chou
Onohana
2016. 12 min. Digital.
Onohana’s expansive imagination and visual style here recounts the touching saga of a cabbage and pea’s friendship across bullying and interdimensional travel.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Land
Masanobu Hiraoka
2013. 4 min. Digital.
Shape shifting animal and geometric forms stun in this piece with music and sound by Aimar Molero.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
MASTER BLASTER
Sawako Kabuki
2014. 4 min. Digital.
Coital psychedelia featuring the music of Shinsuke Sugahara, a wild imaginary of physical intimacy.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
The Great Rabbit
Atsushi Wada
2012. 7 min. Digital.
“If you believe in the Rabbit, it means that you’ll believe anything. If you don’t believe in the Rabbit, it means that you wouldn’t believe anything.”

 
 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
lost summer vacation
Yoko Yuki
2015. 3 min. Digital.
The mystical happenings of a tropical island are pictured in an animated scroll.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Don't tell Mom
Sawako Kabuki
2015. 4 min. Digital.
A naughty musical sex-ed film for siblings.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
HOLIDAY
Ryo Hirano
2011. 14 min. Digital.
Delirious, deeply romantic tale of love and loss featuring a girl, golden nude, and akahara imori newt in a gondola resort.

 
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE
TENSAI BANPAKU
Mirai Mizue
2015. 4 min. Digital.
The mutating forms of Tensai Banpaku, or “Genius Expo” create a stunning abstract orchestra.

 
 
EAST COAST PREMIERE
ZDRAVSTVUITE!
Yoko Yuki
2015. 6 min. Digital.
"On a summer day a strange man who teaches Russian at the beach took me to a town.”

 
 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
such a good place to die
Onohana
2015. 3 min. Digital.
Forms shift like a landscape of memory in this enchanting work featuring music by Tatsuki Tsushima.



Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.
 
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18+ These films are unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

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Inset images: © Mono No Aware; AGE OF OBSCURE © 2015 Mirai Mizue and Onohana; Don't tell Mom © 2015 Sawako Kabuki; The Great Rabbit © 2012 Sacrebleu Productions – CaRTe bLaNChe -– Atsushi Wada; HOLIDAY © 2011 Ryo Hirano/FOGHORN; last summer vacation © 2015 Yoko Yuki; MASTER BLASTER © 2014 Sawako Kabuki; Ouch, Chou Chou © 2016 Onohana; Such a Good Place to Die © 2015 Onohana; TENSAI BANPAKU © 2015 Mirai Mizue; ZDRAVSTVUITE! © 2015 Yoko Yuki.

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