News 1st Anime Features among 53 Classics to Run in Montreal
posted on 2008-02-19 13:54 EST
La Cinémathèque Québécoise has announced that it will screen the most comprehensive overseas retrospective of early Japanese animation in "To the Source of Anime: Japanese Animation (1924-1952)," a film series that will run in Montreal, Quebec from February 27 to April 5. The series will include the first feature-length Japanese animated films. Due to the differing definitions of "feature length" among film societies, 1943's 37-minute-long Momotaro no Umiwashi and 1945's 74-minute-long Momotaro - Umi no Shinpei are contenders for the title. The film series will show both films.
The National Film Center/Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo (MOMAT), The Japan Foundation of Toronto, and the Régie du cinéma of Québec are collaborating with La Cinémathèque Québécoise, and MOMAT currator Akira Tochigi will inaugurate the series and lead a related February 29 conference.
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