FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083 [email protected]
Metropolis 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 screen Metropolis on
November 13, 2009 6:30 pm as part of inaugural showing for a new film
series based on both Anime (Japanese Animation) and Manga ( Japanese Comics).
Kenichi and his detective uncle, Shunsaku Ban, leave Japan to visit Metropolis, in search of the criminal, Dr. Laughton. However, when they finally find Dr. Laughton, Kenichi and Shunsaku find themselves seperated and plunged into the middle of a larger conspiracy. While Shunsaku searches for his nephew and explanations, Kenichi tries to protect Tima (a mysterious young girl), from Duke Red and his adopted son Rock, both of whom have very different reasons for wanting to find her.
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.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/index.htm 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 bi-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
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
Added by animepimp on October 13, 2009