posted on 2000-10-02 02:22 EDT
Excerpt from press release:
Sunday, October 22 at the El Capitan Theater (6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood), two Japanese animated feature-length films have been specially selected to screen at the AFI FEST 2000. The original version of Hayao Miyazaki's classic LAPUTA: THE CASTLE IN THE SKY will show at 1:30 PM; followed at 4:30 PM by SPRIGGAN, a film (not yet released in the United States)supervised by Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of AKIRA. Directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, SPRIGGAN originated from a manga comic strip of eleven volumes. Its production can be compared to a three yearlong marathon. More than ninety thousand frames, that is to say 20% more than the usual anime feature film of the same length, were necessary to make it. Both films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
AFI FEST 2000 is presented by the American Film Institute. Advanced Tickets: (323) 520-2000. AFI FEST 2000 runs October 19-26. More information at: www.AFIFEST.com