Los Angeles Eiga Fest Screens Hells, Barefoot Gen's Hiroshima on Thursday

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Free showings of anime & documentary at Arclight Cinema Hollywood

Arclight Cinema Hollywood in California will screen Hells and Barefoot Gen's Hiroshima films at the Dream Kid Day Japanese Film Festival on Thursday.

The festival opens at 10:00 a.m. PDT with Hells, an anime film adapted from Sin'Ichi Hiromoto's Hells Angels manga by studio Madhouse in 2008. Arclight Cinema describes the film's story as:

"The heroine Rinne Amagane is sent to hell after a strange accident. She enters the 'Sanxu no Kawa School' and becomes friend with the dunce of her class. They will be a great support when she will try to go back to normal life."

Yoshiki Yamakawa (Baby, Please Kill Me!, Little Busters!) directed the film. It was released on an English-subtitled Blu-ray Disc in Japan last year.

Barefoot Gen's Hiroshima (Hadashi no Gen ga Mita Hiroshima) is a documentary by Yuko Ishida where the camera crew follows Barefoot Gen creator Keiji Nakazawa as he visits memorable areas of Hiroshima and recalls his experiences surviving the atomic bomb. The 2011 film was shot a year prior to Nakazawa's death in December.

The festival will also screen 5Windows film short by Natsuki Seta and the Yellow Kid feature film by Tetsuya Mariko.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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