MIT to Host Mamoru Hosoda, Free Summer Wars Screening
posted on by Egan Loo
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Comparative Media Studies Program is hosting director Mamoru Hosoda along with the New England premiere of his Summer Wars anime film on March 1. A producer of the film will also attend the free, 35-mm film screening with English subtitles, and Hosoda and the director will appear at a Q&A/discussion session afterwards. Harvard University is co-sponsoring the event as part of the "Cool Japan Project."
Besides Summer Wars, Hosoda directed the award-winning The Girl Who Leapt Through Time film and several Digimon anime projects. The light-hearted "action entertainment" story of Summer Wars revolves around a modern-day family on a midsummer adventure in our real world and the virtual one. The project reunites many of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time's staffers, including scriptwriter Satoko Okudera (Angel, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Miyori no Mori) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, FLCL). The Summer Wars film opened in Japan on August 1, 2009.
Image: © 2009 Summer Wars Film Partners