News Beyond Anime Programme at Zipangu Festival
The second Zipangu Fest, which showcases avant garde Japanese cinema, has confirmed it will screen a programme of independent anime at London's ICA cinema next month. Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits will be shown twice, on Saturday November 19 at 4 p.m. and again on Wednesday November 23 at 8.45 p.m. Tickets are £10 (£8 for ICA members) and can booked at the link. The film line-up is as follows:
Syasou (Shasô), Ryû Furusawa, 2008, 2 min
Ichigwankoku, Ryô Hirano, 2009, 6 min
Fantasy Girl (Kûsô shôjo), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 6 min
Death of Phonebook, Cinema Iloobia (a.k.a. Tim Grabham), 2011, 2 min
Stinky Winky, Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 2002, 2 min
Requiem For Pioneer (Rekuiemu fo paionia), Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2008, 3 min
Future Man (Ari-ningen monogatari, Ryô Hirano, 2008, 7 min
Doroningen, Masahiro Ôsuka, 2007, 4 min
Mizutamamoyo, Ryû Furusawa, 2006, 5 min
Enchanted Forest (Mayoi no mori), Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 1994, 9 min
A Labyrinth of Residence (Kyojû meikyû) Naska Saitô, 2008, 5 min
Ta-Ta Tosy Tit, Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2009, 5 min
The Straw Girl and the Strange House (Mugiwara shôjo to henna ie), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 1 min
Holiday (Horidei,Ryô Hirano, 2011, 14 min
Melting Medama, Sayaka Oku, 2011, 5 min
The Last Train (Saishuu ressha no yoru), Mana Fujii, 2008, 3 min
The films are due to start at the advertised time, with doors opening 15 minutes earlier.
As announced previously, the festival is also screening the work of Takashi Makino. Three of his films - Intimate Stars, Elements of Nothing and Enter Your Star - will be screened at the ICA in a programme entitled "Enter the Cosmos." It will be shown at 8.30 p.m on Satuday November 19.
Meanwhile, Makino's 18-minute film Still in Cosmos will be screened at Zipangu Fest's benefit night for the Japan disaster fund at Café Oto in Dalston on November 22nd.