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Anime at Toronto Film Festival

posted on 2004-08-25 23:00 EDT
Toronto International Film Festival to show Steamboy, Innocence and two other movies of interest.

The Toronto International Film Festival appears set to host the North American premiere of Steamboy on Saturday, September 18 at 6:30 PM.

They will also show Ghost in the Shell: Innocence at some point during the festival, however a screening date has not been set. The festival runs from September 9th to September 18th. Innocence has already screened in North America, with a semi-public screening at the Dreamworks' Campanile Theater in Hollywood this past Tuesday (August 24th).

In addition to the two above anime, the festival is also screening Jean-Paul Salomé's Arsène Lupin and Takashi Miike's Zebraman. Salomé's Arsène Lupin, set to be released in France on October 13th, is a big screen, big budget adaptation of Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin series of novels. In Monkey Punch's manga, Lupin III is the grandson of Leblanc's famous gentleman thief.

A full list of movies showing at the film festival can be found here.

This article has a follow-up: Arsène Lupin Note (2004-08-25 23:27)
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