Early Japanese animation at the Barbican in London this June 2022
Date: 2022 May 17 19:29
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good people from barbican Just sent us details of a very special cinema screening in London early japanese animation Live by Guildhall School with Benshi narration and accompanied by electronic accompaniment. Screenings and performances will run on Sunday 5 June 2022 at 15:00 at Barbican Cinema 1.
It’s not everyday that you come across a selection of seldom featured early Japanese animation, showing some of the very first anime films, accompanied by electro-acoustic music with benshi narration! tomoko komura Benshi will perform the legend. Films from 1925 to 1935.
The press release is as follows:
Early Japanese Animation (12A*) + Live and Electronic Accompaniment + Benshi Narration by Guildhall School
Surya 5 June 2022, 3.00 pm, Cinema 1
A silent film and live concert featuring a selection of rarely featured early Japanese animation, showcasing some of the first anime films from 1925–35, will feature electro-acoustic music with benshi narration.
Very few of Japan’s early animated films have survived – after being screened with live action features, films were often sold from cinemas to smaller mobile locations where they were broken up and sold as single frames.
The films that have been preserved in the archives offer a fascinating glimpse into the beginning of the rich history of Japanese animation that continues to this day. they include:
- Pitcher (1925, Deir Sane Yamamoto, w/ English subtitles, 17 min)
- Ubasuteyama (1925, Deir Sane Yamamoto, w/ English subtitles, 18 min)
- rythm (1935, Dir Shigeji Ogino, 4 min)
- diseases spread (1926, Deir Sane Yamamoto, w/ English subtitles, 14 min)
- the blossom man (1928, Deir Yasuji Murata, w/ English subtitles, 5 min)
- two worlds (1929, Deir Yasuji Murata, w/ English subtitles, 15 min)
- Publicity (1935, Dir Shigeji Ogino, 4 min)
- a day after a hundred years (1933, Dir Shigeji Ogino, w/ English subtitles, 10 min)
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To keep its program accessible to all, and to continue investing in the artists it works with, Barbican needs to raise more than 60% of its income each year through ticket sales, commercial activities, and fundraising. Is.
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Barbican Members: £10.80
Young Barbican £5.00
Under 18: £6
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*This film is classified as Local by the City of London Corporation
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