DC Museum Starts Month-Long Tezuka Film Fest on Friday

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Authors Frederik L. Schodt, Helen McCarthy, Natsu Onoda Power to speak

Washington, D.C. will host a month-long anime film festival titled "Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, Father of Anime" at the Freer Gallery of Art's Meyer Auditorium. Author and translator Frederik L. Schodt will present and discuss four Astro Boy episodes to kick off the series this Friday.

Other guests throughout the series include: The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga author Helen McCarthy, God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-WWII Manga author Natsu Onoda Power, and Tezuka Productions General Manager Yoshihiro Shimizu.

The series will host the documentary The Film is Alive: Osamu Tezuka Filmography, which was originally made for the Osamu Tezuka exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum a year after his death.

The films and television series slated to be shown include: Marine Express, Prime Rose, The Fantastic Adventures of Unico, 1001 Nights, Vampire, Princess Knight, Marvelous Melmo, and The Three-eyed One. There will also be a showcase of some of Tezuka's short films made between 1962 and 1987.

Seating for the films will available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors will open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Image © Tezuka Productions

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