|Kibatsu Cinema|| |
When: Thursday 14 June 2012, 07:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: Adults: $10.50 single bill, $12.50 double bill Students/Seniors: $9 single bill, $11 double bill
The Powell Street Festival Society and Pacific Cinémathèque are pleased to present the fourth edition of Kibatsu Cinema, a celebration of the odd and the eccentric in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film.
Kibatsu is a Japanese word denoting a person or thing that is, by ordinary standards, unusual or unconventional. As with previous Kibatsu Cinema programs (2007, 2009, 2011), the quirky, smart, and stylish films on display here reveal the influences of a variety of Japan’s prominent pop-cultural streams, including manga and anime, pop and punk music, and the famed flamboyance of the country’s street fashions and youth cultures. This year added to the mix are a time machine, some battling animated oni (demons), and a lot of quirky introspection. All films are Japanese with English subtitles. Curated by Miko Hoffman.
Thursday, June 14 @ 7:00pm: Yuriko’s Aroma
This black comedy asks: where do we draw the line between normal desires and ones that will jeopardize everything? (VANCOUVER PREMIERE!)
Thursday, June 14 @ 8:35pm: Happily Ever After
This visually striking dark comedy follows the exploits of Yukie Morita, a devoted wife, and Isao Hayama, her boorish, unemployed ex-gangster husband. (VANCOUVER PREMIERE!)
Kibatsu Cinema takes place every Thursday in June. For more information, please check our forums or see their Facebook event page.