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Zipangu Experimental Film Festival Returns to London September 14 to 16

posted on 2012-07-18 01:56 EDT
New venue will be Kennington's Cinema Museum, near Elephant and Castle station.

The Zipangu festival, which showcases avant garde Japanese cinema and animation, has announced its third event will run in London from September 14 to 16. The venue for 2012 will be the Cinema Museum in Kennington, near Elephant and Castle tube station (map).

According to the press release, the new event will feature the return of the Beyond Anime section, featuring independent, experimental, Japanese animation. There will also be a strand called Reel Zipangu, "a tribute to the legacy of celluloid in a rapidly digitalising world. With the majority of our screenings from 16mm or 35mm film, including several screenings of as yet unseen rarities, Reel Zipangu aims to celebrate the very physical essence of celluloid film."

Another strand will examine Japan's Brazilian immigrant community.

The full programme will be announced at a "soon to be revealed" event at the Prince Charles Cinema on August 22. As with last year's Zipangu Festival, the programme will tour venues in the U.K. following the London screenings.


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