1155 21st st NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083 [email protected]meclub.org

Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro to be screened at the

Japan Information and Culture Center,

Embassy of Japan.

DC Anime Club in collaboration with Japan Information and Culture

Center, Embassy of Japan Present

Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro on

July 31, 2009 6:30 pm as part of an inaugural showing for a new film

series based on both Anime (Japanese Animation) and Manga ( Japanese Comics).

Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro is a 1979 anime film co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is one of the master thief Lupin III films.

The second animated Lupin III movie and arguably the most famous, Castle of Cagliostro was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (who also co-directed the first Lupin III TV series and directed two episodes of the second) before he formed Studio Ghibli. Cagliostro features gentleman thief Lupin III, grandson to Maurice Leblanc's French literary master thief Arsène Lupin.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

RSVP to [email protected].

Seating is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at

http://www.us.embjapan.go.jp/jicc/ or visit the DC Anime Club website at http://dcanimeclub.org.

About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the
Washington,DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of
Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a
501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club
are taxed deductible to the extent allowable under the law.
The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the
youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic
expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in
community activities and leadership.
In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show,
an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations
on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC
Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has
helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi
and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules
Chang (Former Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Vice President) on Saturday June 5,
2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are
teenagers.
About Japan Information and Culture Center:
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section
of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better
understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of
information, educational services and programs to the public.
The JICC is located on the lower level of the glass-enclosed Galleria at Lafayette Centre
III in downtown Washington, D.C. Its facilities include a research library, a 152-seat
auditorium, and a 1,500-square-foot exhibition gallery where a wide variety of events
sponsored by the JICC are hosted throughout the year.

Official Website: http://www.dcanimeclub.org

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