Canada's Waterloo Fest Screens Eva:1.0, Genius Party

posted on by Egan Loo

The 8th Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema will screen the Canadian premiere of Hideaki Anno's Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone film as well as back-to-back showings of Studio 4°C's Genius Party and Genius Party Beyond anthology films this Saturday. This Sunday, the Kitchener-Waterloo-based festival will also show Keiichi Hara's Summer Days with Coo family adventure film. The Japanese animation programming ends that same day with the Canadian premiere of The Piano Forest, Masayuki Kojima's acclaimed film about two young friends who meet through a mysterious piano in a forest.

The festival already screened Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's Grave of the Fireflies, Lotte Reiniger's 1926 animated film Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, and the Canadian premiere of Quirino Cristiani: The Mystery of the First Animated Movies. The Quirino Cristiani documentary gives viewers a glimpse at the man who was responsible for the world's first animated feature, 1917's El Apóstol.

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