Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11:00 am at IFC Center: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Aug 27th 2008
Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11:00 am at IFC CENTER:
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME - This is the brand new English language version of the film that premiered at NYICFF 2007 (in Japanese), a lush and beautifully drawn shoujo anime about a teenage girl who discovers the power to leap back in time. More info below and here.

MORE GREAT CINEMA THIS FALL! - We have a VERY exciting fall lineup coming your way, with some truly remarkable films that represent the best of what the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is all about. Announcements will go out in early September.


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THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME
Japan, Animation, Mamoru Hosoda, 2006, 98 min
IN ENGLISH - RECOMMENDED AGES 10 TO ADULT
Sat & Sun, Sept 13 & 14, 11am - IFC Center, 323 6th Ave (at West 3rd)

We are very excited to present the new English language version of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, the lush and beautifully drawn shoujo animation with a sci-fi twist from the illustrator and author of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The original Japanese version had its US Premiere at NYICFF in 2007 and was the first film to sell out that year.

Tokyo teenager Mokoto Konno prefers to play baseball with the boys than gossip with the other girls. Stuck at a midpoint between child and adult and with graduation approaching, she's not too sure of what she'd like to do with the rest of her life--that is, until a mysterious accident in the science lab gives Mokoto the ability to leap (literally) back in time. Once she recognizes the life-changing potential of her newfound power, Mokoto's life becomes increasingly chaotic. In a series of breathtaking freeze-frame sequences, she plunges into the past in an attempt to manipulate fate in her favor; yet, it soon becomes painfully clear that she cannot avert the inevitable. More than just a visually stunning anime adventure, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a metaphorical tale of teenage angst: Mokoto's manic time-leaping reflects her deeper fear of growing up--a denial of creeping adulthood, of uncomfortable romantic feelings, uncertainty about her future, and a growing nostalgia for her simple high school life circumscribed by the baseball diamond and her two best friends.

COMMENT: FILM DIALOGUE CONTAINS MILD SEXUAL REFERENCE.

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