NY Int'l Children's Film Festival: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Sep 10th 2008
Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11:00 am at IFC CENTER:
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME
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SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS - Don't forget, you can use NYICFF tickets as a hassle-free school fundraiser and earn $2 per ticket for your school's PA, for screenings throughout the year. Click here to find out more! If your school is already signed up, just select your school name from the pull down list in the upper right corner of the In Theaters page.

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME - This is the brand new English language version of the Japanese animated film that made its US premiere at NYICFF 2007 (it was the first film to sell out that year) a lush and beautifully drawn story about a teenage girl who discovers the power to leap back in time.

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK! - Keep your eyes open for our email later this week announcing our complete fall lineup, with some truly amazing films that you will NOT want to miss! (Those who attended the NYICFF Member's Screening in June will be happy to hear that the animated feature sneak peek that everyone got so excited about will be presented in November, with the director in attendance.)



THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME
Japan, Animation, Mamoru Hosoda, 2006, 98 min
IN ENGLISH - RECOMMENDED AGES 10 TO ADULT
Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11am - IFC Center, 323 6th Ave (at West 3rd)

We are very excited to present the new English language version of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, the lush and beautifully drawn shoujo animation with a sci-fi twist from the illustrator and author of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Tokyo teenager Mokoto Konno prefers to play baseball with the boys than gossip with the other girls. Stuck at a midpoint between child and adult and with graduation approaching, she's not too sure of what she'd like to do with the rest of her life--that is, until a mysterious accident in the science lab gives Mokoto the ability to leap (literally) back in time. Once she recognizes the life-changing potential of her newfound power, Mokoto's life becomes increasingly chaotic. In a series of breathtaking freeze-frame sequences, she plunges into the past in an attempt to manipulate fate in her favor; yet, it soon becomes painfully clear that she cannot avert the inevitable. More than just a visually stunning anime adventure, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a metaphorical tale of teenage angst: Mokoto's manic time-leaping reflects her deeper fear of growing up--a denial of creeping adulthood, of uncomfortable romantic feelings, uncertainty about her future, and a growing nostalgia for her simple high school life circumscribed by the baseball diamond and her two best friends.

COMMENT: FILM DIALOGUE CONTAINS MILD SEXUAL REFERENCE.



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