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Animation Celebration!

Short Films of Kihachirō Kawamoto

2021-04-19 19:00:00 2021-04-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Animation Celebration! Join our online movie discussion club focusing on animated films from around the world and throughout history! Mitchell Library -

Monday, April 19
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-19 19:00:00 2021-04-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Animation Celebration! Join our online movie discussion club focusing on animated films from around the world and throughout history! Mitchell Library -

Join our online movie discussion club focusing on animated films from around the world and throughout history!

The Zoom invite will be emailed to registrants before the meeting.

This month's discussion will focus on three very different short films directed by Kihachirō Kawamoto (1925-2010), an animator and puppet maker from Japan.  Drawing on ancient legends and contemporary short novels, as well as Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku doll theater, Kawamoto's haunting, poetic films speak of passion and loss, and worlds populated by ghosts and demons.

Watch the films before the meeting, and then bring your thoughts and opinions to our lively discussion!

The Breaking of Branches is Forbidden (1968) A monk orders a young acolyte, who happens to have a fondness for sake, to guard a beautiful cherry blossom tree. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LFN8HoOuek
 
House of Flames (1979)  A young village woman is torn between two suitors. Out of anguish, she decides to destroy herself. Although her intentions are pure, her death reverberates with shocking consequences.
https://ainoko.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/house-of-flame-kihachiro-kawamoto/
 
Briar Rose or the Sleeping Beauty (1990) On her fifteenth birthday the princess finds a diary written by her mother when she was young.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKqZYdVJlgA

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program |

TAGS: | Film Discussion |

Mitchell Library

Phone: (203) 946-8117
Branch manager
Marian Huggins

Hours
We're closed Monday February 19
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About the branch

The Donald G. Mitchell Memorial Library was founded in 1910, adopted into the New Haven Free Public Library System in 1922, and opened in its current facility in 1966. Situated on the edge of Beecher Park, Mitchell Library has become a cornerstone of the Westville, Amity, Beaver Hills, Edgewood, and West Rock neighborhoods. Residents frequent the library to attend community meetings; borrow the latest bestsellers; enjoy, attend, or participate in a library program; or take advantage of the library’s free Wi-Fi.

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