News (Updated) Anime At Barbican Through June and July
London's Barbican Centre will present numerous anime screenings and events through June and July as part of its 'summer of animation,' including a re-release of Akira and Studio Ghibli's newest film, Arrietty.
Akira will be screened over the week from June 17 to 23. Arrietty is shown on July 6, followed by Trigun: Badlands Rumble on July 7. Other screenings include Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind and several past titles from Studio Ghibli.
The screenings are part of a Barbican season called 'Watch Me Move,' showcasing animation from different parts of the world. It includes an exhibition from June 15 to September 11 called The Animation Show, with Ghibli represented alongside Disney, Pixar and other animators.
Barbican members priority booking is now open. Tickets go on sale to the public 10 May. Film tickets are £9.50 online (£10.50 full price). For Barbican Members, they're discounted to £7.50 online (£8.50 full price). Concessions are £8.50, and screenings on Mondays are £5. (Talks are priced differently, see the list.)
The full list of anime screenings and events follows, with links to the relevant pages on the Barbican site.
June 17 - 23
Akira (15). The screening on the 17th is at 1800, the other screenings are at 2030. Update: According to Manga Entertainment, there will also be a matinee screening on Saturday 18th July. However, as of May 19th, it is possible that all the Akira screenings may be shifted back one week.
1830 - Helen McCarthy presents a Gallery Talk on the relationship between Chinese and Japanese animation. Tickets are £10, or £12 on the door; concessions are £7, or £8 on the door. The ticket includes same-day entry to the exhibition.
1930 - Helen McCarthy and artist Reza Ben Gajra present a Master Class on creating animation, taking their lead from Chinese animation. Tickets are £12, or £14 on the door. The ticket includes same-day entry to the exhibition.
1900 - Arrietty (U)
1800 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky (PG). Introduced by Helen McCarthy.
2045 - Trigun: Badlands Rumble (15). Introduced by Helen McCarthy.
1400 - Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (PG)
1600 - Princess Mononoke (PG)
1400 - My Neigbour Totoro (U)
1400 - My Neighbours the Yamadas (PG)
1600 - Spirited Away (PG)
In addition, there are some 'Family Film Club' screenings. IMPORTANT - These are not for unaccompanied adults. Tickets are £3 for FFC members, and £5 for non-members. The Family Film Club screenings are as follows:
1100 - Arrietty (U)
1100 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky (PG)
1100 - Kiki's Delivery Service (U, dubbed)
Update: Helen McCarthy will present Trigun: Badlands Rumble on July 7; Akira screenings may shift back one week, according to Manga Entertainment.
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