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Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace Slated for Wide Release

posted on 2014-03-27 18:00 EDT
Shuhei Morita's Oscar-nominated "Possessions" included, beginning April 18

Theatrical distributor Eleven Arts announced Friday that Short Peace, an anthology of four short animated films featuring directors Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, and Katsuhiro Otomo, will begin its wide release run on April 18. Forty-five theaters across the United States will feature the film. Short Peace is an compilation of four short films:

"Possessions" ("Tsukumo")
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award-nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo).


Aoi Yuki as Komachi Sorimono
Takeshi Kusao as Kaeru Hebisakka
Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi
Character Design: Daisuke Sajiki (Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek)
Music: Reiji Kitazato (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)

"Combustible" ("Hi-no-youjin")
Grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award-winning Combustible (Hi-No-Youjin).


Saori Hayami as Owaka
Masakazu Morita as Matsuyoshi
Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
CG Director: Shūji Shinoda (Valvrave the Liberator)
Art: Yoshiaki Honma (Maburaho), Junichi Taniguchi (Make-Up! Sailor Senshi)
Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara (Memories' Cannon Fodder)
Music: Makoto Kubota

"Gambo"
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).


Mutsumi Tamura as Kao
Daisuke Namikawa as Nigenji
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!)
Original Story Concept/Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Taste of Tea)
Screenplay: Katsuhito Ishii, Kensuke Yamamoto (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 3D effects)
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, .hack, Summer Wars)
Music: Hikaru Nanase (Polyphonica, Galaxy Angel)


"Buki yo Saraba" (A Farewell to Weapons)
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A Farewell To Weapons (Buki Yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo's tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.

Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit)

The following theaters will screen Short Peace:

State City Theater Date Address Ticket link
AZ Phoenix Harkins Theaters-Valley Arts April 18-24 509 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
TBA
AZ Tuscon The Loft Cinema May 15-22 3233 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
TBA
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2000 Wible Road.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
TBA
CA Corona Dos Lagos 15 April 18 673 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
TBA
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent April 18-24 251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
TBA
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 April 21 41090 California Oaks Rd
Murrieta, CA 92562
TBA
CA Rohnert Park Rohnert Park 16 April 21 @ 7:00pm 555 Rohnert Park Expressway West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
TBA
CA Sacramento Tower Theater April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2508 Land Pk. Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95818
TBA
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 701 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
TBA
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Littleton April 18 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850
Littleton, CO 80120
TBA
FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00pm and 8:30pm 503 SE 6th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
TBA
FL Hollywood Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:30pm and 8:30pm 2008 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, FL 33019
TBA
GA Duluth Studio Movie Grill - Duluth April 23 @ 7:30pm, April 30 @ 7:30pm 3850 Venture Dr.
Duluth, GA 30096
TBA
HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater May 1, May 2 900 South Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
TBA
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 1044 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI 96814
TBA
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
TBA
IL Weaton Studio Movie Grill - Ghatham April 23 and 30 @ 7:30 pm 301 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
TBA
IN Indianapolis Georgetown 14 Cinemas April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm 3898 Lafayette Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 4625
TBA
MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater April 19 @ 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm 4135 W Maple Road.
Bloomfield, MI 48301
TBA
NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill April 21 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615
TBA
NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas April 18 – 24 1305 Battleground Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27408
TBA
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex April 21 @ 7:00 pm 180 N Main St.
Manville, NJ 08835
TBA
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema March 21 @ 10:30 pm, March 22 @ 10:30 pm 3405 Central Ave.
NE Albuquerque, NM
TBA
NM Santa Fe Jean Cocteau Cinema April 18 418 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501
TBA
NY New York Village East Cinema April 21 @ 7:00 pm 181 – 189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10012
TBA
NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema April 24 – 27 3131 sheridan Dr.
Amherst, NY 14226
TBA
OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas - Cedar Lee April 27 2163 Lee Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
TBA
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center April 18 @ 9:30 pm, April 20 @ 2:00 pm, April 23 @ 7:30 pm 1550 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
TBA
OK Tulsa Select Cinemas- RiverWalk Movies April 20 600 RiverWalk Terrace..
Jenks, OK 74037
TBA
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse- Austin Lakeline May 14 14028 N US Highway 183,
Bldg F. Austin, TX 78717
TBA
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse- Vintage Park April 26 & 28 114 Vintage Park Blvd,
Bldg H, Ste J, Houston, TX 77070
TBA
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse- Mason Park April 19 & 24 531 South Mason Road.
Katy, TX 77450
TBA
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas April 21 @ 7:00 pm 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206
TBA
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Café – Plano April 21 @ 7:00 pm 7205 Bishop Rd. Suite E6
Plano, TX 75024
TBA
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- Westlakes April 20 @ 4:15 pm 1255 SW Loop 410.
San Antonio, TX 78227
TBA
UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres- Jordan Commons April 26 @ 9:00 pm 9400 South State St.
Sandy, UT
TBA
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café – Mosaic April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2911 District Ave
Fairfax , VA 22031
TBA
WA Seattle Grand Illusion April 24 @ 8:30 pm, April 25 @ 6:00 pm, April 27 @ 2:30 pm 1403 NE 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
TBA


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