Chicago Int'l Film Festival Presents Anime Focus

posted on by Jonathan Mays
Gundam and Paprika screenings and an appearance by Yoshiyuki Tomino

The Chicago International Film Festival and the Japan America Society of Chicago present the first annual Anime Focus starting Saturday, October 7 at noon. The event features the North American premiere of director Yoshiyuki Tomino's trilogy Mobile Suit Z Gundam I,II & III, as well as an opportunity to speak to Tomino in a Q&A session following the screenings.

This is the North American premiere of the compilation movie (based on the 1985–86 Zeta TV series), and they are digitally remastered with significant additional footage and the promise of a surprise ending.

Mobile Suit Z Gundam I
Sat 10/7 | 12:00pm | Thorne Auditorium
Mobile Suit Z Gundam II
Sat 10/7 | 2:15pm | Thorne Auditorium
Mobile Suit Z Gundam III
Sat 10/7 | 4:15pm | Thorne Auditorium

Mobile Suit Z Gundam director Yoshiyuki Tomino will also be there to sign Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack on Friday, October 6 at 12:30 pm.

Finally, Satoshi Kon's Paprika will screen the following weekend:

Sat 10/14 | 11:00pm | Landmark's Century Centre
Wed 10/18 | 7:00pm | Landmark's Century Centre

The full schedule is available from the festival's site.

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