02 Aug 19
On Saturday, 7 September, Picturehouse Central is excited to host the first Anime Film Festival! The team has put together a fantastic line-up showcasing four of the most exciting anime films to be released in recent years.
The festival commences with Oscar-nominated Mirai, the latest film from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars) followed by Penguin Highway, based on the best-selling novel by Tomohiko Momori, author of The Tatami Galaxy and Night is Short, Walk On Girl.
We are also thrilled to offer you the chance to see Your Name, one of the highest-grossing anime films of all time, on the big screen and to close the festival with Redline, a visual masterpiece that took seven years and over 100,000 hand-drawn frames to make, which has never received a wide cinema release in the UK.
Check out the full line-up and book your tickets below:
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) comes an Oscar-nominated tale of the importance of family across generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from his family's past and future – including his sister as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future in the first place?
Mitsuha and Taki have never met, but when the frustrated country girl wishes of a life in the big city, they will forge a connection both unexplainable and unforgettable. In their dreams, the two swap lives, cultures and genders as they learn more about, and grow closer to, each other. What was once a shock becomes a joy-filled double life, but what will happen when they discover the red string of fate tying them together?
Redline is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car - all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee - but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
The wonderful Florence Pugh talks about the excitement around Greta Gerwig's Little Women and how even being considered for a role was a career highlight.
Our Audience Development Manager Leah Byrne talks to Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan about their latest stop-motion adventure.
Sarah Cook meets with writer-director Lulu Wang to talk about her new film The Farewell.
Sam and Simon discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi and talk to director Rian Johnson.
Journalist Jimmy Nsubuga talks about Todd Phillips' Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Out in cinemas Friday 4 October.