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Friends & Neighbors: Japan

Recommended ages: 9+
Program runtime: 75 min.

Say konichiwa (hello!) to our 2020 Friends & Neighbors. Celebrate Japan’s rich film and cultural history in a breathtaking range of styles: the hand-drawn artistry of master animator and NYICFF alum Koji Yamamura’s world premiere, Dreams into Drawing, the stop-motion nod to traditional Japanese puppetry in Gon, the Little Fox, and the manga-style zaps, zings, and pows of Onomatopoeia Rap, and more.

This program is supported by:


Shorts in this lineup:


Dreams into Drawing

 

Japan | World Premiere
Animation, Koji Yamamura, 2019, 10 min.
In English

Gon, the Little Fox

 

Japan | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Takeshi Yashiro, 2019, 28 min.
In Japanese, with English subtitles

Japanese Gestures (Japangle: Stylized Movement)

 

Japan | Theatrical Premiere
Live Action, Kai Sasaki, 2018, 2 min.
In English

Japangle: Public Restrooms

 

Japan | Theatrical Premiere
Animation, Live Action, Hiroki Mitsui & Yuriko Tomita, 2017, 20 min.

Konigiri-Kun: Butterfly

 

Japan | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Mari Miyazawa, 2018, 5 min.
No dialogue

Om Nom Nom…

Japan | North American Premiere
Animation, Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, Tomoko Taiga, 2019, 3 min.
No dialogue

Onomatopoeia Rap (Japangle: Manga)

 

Japan | Theatrical Premiere
Live Action, Yuriko Tomita, 2019, 2 min.
In English and Japanese

Rice Ball/Bowl Song (Japangle: Rice)

 

Japan | Theatrical Premiere
Live Action, Yui Kajiura, 2019, 2 min.
In English

ShalaBonBon

 

Japan | World Premiere
Animation, Yoko Yuki, 2019, 2 min.
In Japanese, with English subtitles


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Sat Feb 29 - 12:30pm
SVA Theatre
Sun Mar 1 - 11:45am
Cinépolis Chelsea
Sat Mar 7 - 3:00pm
Cinépolis Chelsea