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Zipangu Festival Begins in London

posted on 2011-11-18 07:15 EST
Festival shows experimental Japanese film-making and animation.

The second Zipangu Fest, which showcases avant garde Japanese cinema and animation, runs in London from November 18 to 24, mostly at the ICA Cinema on the Mall and Café Oto in Dalston. The full festival line-up is here.

The festival has just announced an extra event, an additional screening of work by the experimental film-maker/animator Takahi Makino, including an introduction and Q&A by the creator himself. The event is called “Seasons Inter View: Takashi Makino” at the Apiary Studios on Hackney Road near Cambridge Heath and Hoxton stations (site), on Monday 21 November at 8.30 p.m. Suggested donations are £4.

As announced previously, Zipangufest is also showing three Makino films in a screening called Enter the Cosmos, shown in the ICA at 8.30 p.m on Saturday November 19. This event will also include an intro and Q&A.

Meanwhile, Makino's 18-minute film Still in Cosmos will be included at Zipangu Fest's benefit night for the Japan disaster fund at Café Oto in Dalston on November 22nd. Doors open at 7.30 p.m.

Zipangufest is also showing a program of avant-garde Japanese animation called Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits at the ICA. This program will be shown twice, on Saturday November 19 at 4 p.m. and on Wednesday November 23 at 8.45 p.m.

Finally, the festival announced it will be touring to the Bradford Media Museum on 10-12 December, and the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle in January.


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