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posted on 2003-04-03 21:12 EST
Screening of critically acclaimed Tree of Palme, lost Astro Boy Episode, Vendor Faur and Anime / Manga Exhibition.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003
Tree of Palme
Film by Takashi Nakamura (2002, running time 2hr. 15 min)
Southern California premiere/panel discussion celebrate Anime. In Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring Akiko Hiramatsu, Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi Produced by Taro Maki (Japan) Screenplay (in Japanese) by Takashi Nakamura Photography (Color) by Takashi Asuhata Music by Takashi Harada

Festivals (Prizes): Berlin 02: Forum, Hong Kong 02, Melbourne 02, Ghent 02, Lyon Asian 02, Bangkok Intl. 03, Brussels Fantasy 03

A creative vision radically different from other animated works, "Tree of Palme" incorporates a mix of traditional cel and 3D animation to retell the story of Disney's Pinocchio. Ten years in development, five of those years in production, a team of more than 500 people worked on this film that deals with the spiritual journey of a wooden robot named Palme. Director Nakamura Takashi (director of animation for "Akira" and Hayao Miyazaki's former animation collaborator) directs this allegorical tale about the transience of human existence. The screening marks the Southern California premiere screening of the film. Panel discussion following the screening featuring producer Fred Ladd, responsible for the introduction of Japanese anime/manga to the United States with anime experts Fred Patten and Sadao Miyamoto.

Time: 1 pm
Location: Aratani/Japan America Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
Tickets: $6 JACCC Members, $8 General Admission. Box Office: 213/680-3700.


Astro Boy's "Expedition to Mars"

Rare screening of Astro Boy's Lost Episode of "Expedition to Mars", not seen in 30 years. Vintage clips from seminal anime works including Kimba, Gigantor, and 8 Man and the new Astro Boy Sony release also to be shown.

Time: 5 pm
Location: Aratani/Japan America Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
Admission free


Anime / Manga Vendor Fair

Local vendors Anime Jungle, Kamakazi Anime, Digital Manga Akadot Retail and collectors offer a wide variety of anime/manga goods and collectibles for sale

Time: 1-6 pm
Location: Aratani/Japan America Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
Admission free


Postwar Japanese Anime / Manga Exhibition

Pays tribute to and contextualize early Japanese anime and manga. The exhibit will feature photos, magazines, pictures, classic merchandise and ongoing video presentations of some of the world's first super hero animated characters. Producer Fred Ladd, responsible for the introduction of Japanese anime/manga into the United States, co-curates the exhibit.

The exhibit will also explore the seminal works of Astro Boy, Kimba, 8 Man and GIGANTOR. In addition, a special showing of vintage clips from seminal anime works will be continuously screened for the duration of the exhibit. Anime/manga merchandise from Japan will be available at the JACCC Center Shop.

Dates: Continues through June 1
Time: 12 noon to 5pm Tuesday - Friday and 11am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Location: George J Doizaki Gallery, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
Admission free

For additional information on all the above events, call 213/628-2725 or visit www.jaccc.org. The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) is located in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Convenient parking is available across from the JACCC.

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