Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace Slated for Wide Release

posted on 2014-03-27 18:00 EDT
Shuhei Morita's Oscar-nominated "Possessions" included, beginning April 18

Theatrical distributor Eleven Arts announced Friday that Short Peace, an anthology of four short animated films featuring directors Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, and Katsuhiro Otomo, will begin its wide release run on April 18. Forty-five theaters across the United States will feature the film. Short Peace is an compilation of four short films:

"Possessions" ("Tsukumo")
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award-nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo).

Aoi Yūki as Komachi Sorimono
Takeshi Kusao as Kaeru Hebisakka
Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi
Character Design: Daisuke Sajiki (Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek)
Music: Reiji Kitazato (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)

"Combustible" ("Hi-no-youjin")
Grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award-winning Combustible (Hi-no-youjin).

Saori Hayami as Owaka
Masakazu Morita as Matsuyoshi
Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
CG Director: Shūji Shinoda (Valvrave the Liberator)
Art: Yoshiaki Honma (Maburaho), Junichi Taniguchi (Make-Up! Sailor Senshi)
Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara (Memories' Cannon Fodder)
Music: Makoto Kubota

A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).

Mutsumi Tamura as Kao
Daisuke Namikawa as Nigenji
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!)
Original Story Concept/Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Taste of Tea)
Screenplay: Katsuhito Ishii, Kensuke Yamamoto (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 3D effects)
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, .hack, Summer Wars)
Music: Hikaru Nanase (Polyphonica, Galaxy Angel)

"Buki yo Saraba" (A Farewell to Weapons)
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A Farewell to Weapons (Buki yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo's tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.

Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit)

The following theaters will screen Short Peace:

State City Theater Date Address Ticket link
AZ Phoenix Harkins Theaters-Valley Arts April 18-24 509 S. Mill Ave.Tempe, AZ 85281 TBA
AZ Tuscon The Loft Cinema May 15-22 3233 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2000 Wible Road.Bakersfield, CA 93304 TBA
CA Corona Dos Lagos 15 April 18 673 East Colorado Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91101 TBA
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent April 18-24 251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 April 21 41090 California Oaks RdMurrieta, CA 92562 TBA
CA Rohnert Park Rohnert Park 16 April 21 @ 7:00pm 555 Rohnert Park Expressway WestRohnert Park, CA 94928 TBA
CA Sacramento Tower Theater April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2508 Land Pk. Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95818
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 701 5th AvenueSan Diego, CA 92101 TBA
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Littleton April 18 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850Littleton, CO 80120 TBA
FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00pm and 8:30pm 503 SE 6th St.Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 TBA
FL Hollywood Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:30pm and 8:30pm 2008 Hollywood Blvd,Hollywood, FL 33019 TBA
GA Duluth Studio Movie Grill - Duluth April 23 @ 7:30pm, April 30 @ 7:30pm 3850 Venture Dr.Duluth, GA 30096 TBA
HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater May 1, May 2 900 South Beretania St.Honolulu, HI 96814 TBA
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 1044 Auahi StHonolulu, HI 96814 TBA
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,Kahului, HI 96732 TBA
IL Weaton Studio Movie Grill - Ghatham April 23 and 30 @ 7:30 pm 301 Rice Lake Square Wheaton, IL 60189 TBA
IN Indianapolis Georgetown 14 Cinemas April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm 3898 Lafayette Rd.Indianapolis, IN 4625 TBA
MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater April 19 @ 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm 4135 W Maple Road.Bloomfield, MI 48301 TBA
NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill April 21 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd.Raleigh, NC 27615 TBA
NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas April 18 – 24 1305 Battleground Ave.Greensboro, NC 27408 TBA
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex April 21 @ 7:00 pm 180 N Main St.Manville, NJ 08835 TBA
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema March 21 @ 10:30 pm, March 22 @ 10:30 pm 3405 Central Ave.NE Albuquerque, NM TBA
NM Santa Fe Jean Cocteau Cinema April 18 418 Montezuma Ave.Santa Fe NM 87501 TBA
NY New York Village East Cinema April 21 @ 7:00 pm 181 – 189 2nd AveNew York, NY 10012 TBA
NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema April 24 – 27 3131 sheridan Dr.Amherst, NY 14226 TBA
OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas - Cedar Lee April 27 2163 Lee Rd.Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 TBA
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center April 18 @ 9:30 pm, April 20 @ 2:00 pm, April 23 @ 7:30 pm 1550 North High St.Columbus, OH 43201 TBA
OK Tulsa Select Cinemas- RiverWalk Movies April 20 600 RiverWalk Terrace..Jenks, OK 74037 TBA
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse- Austin Lakeline May 14 14028 N US Highway 183,Bldg F. Austin, TX 78717 TBA
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse- Vintage Park April 26 & 28 114 Vintage Park Blvd,Bldg H, Ste J, Houston, TX 77070 TBA
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse- Mason Park April 19 & 24 531 South Mason Road.Katy, TX 77450 TBA
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas April 21 @ 7:00 pm 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230Dallas, TX 75206 TBA
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Café – Plano April 21 @ 7:00 pm 7205 Bishop Rd. Suite E6Plano, TX 75024 TBA
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- Westlakes April 20 @ 4:15 pm 1255 SW Loop 410.San Antonio, TX 78227 TBA
UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres- Jordan Commons April 26 @ 9:00 pm 9400 South State St.Sandy, UT TBA
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café – Mosaic April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2911 District AveFairfax , VA 22031 TBA
WA Seattle Grand Illusion April 24 @ 8:30 pm, April 25 @ 6:00 pm, April 27 @ 2:30 pm 1403 NE 50th St.Seattle, WA 98105 TBA

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