World of Yamamura Animation
Friday, March 25
1987-2005, 16 mm & 35 mm, color. Some films are in Japanese with English subtitles, some have no spoken language, and others are dubbed in English. Animated, Written, and Directed by Koji Yamamura. Print courtesy of Yamamura Animation.
By combining several different media, such as modeling clay, three dimensional figures, photographs and drawings, Koji Yamamura creates hand-crafted analog visuals that are pleasing and playful, but somewhat surreal. This selection of 10 short animations includes Aquatic (1987), Japanese-English Pictionary (1988), Perspektivenbox?Researcher?s Search (1990), Karo & Piyobupt (1993), Kids Castle (1995), Your Choice! (1999), Mt. Head (2002), which was nominated for the 75th Academy Awards Short Films? Animation Category, and Yamamura?s latest work, The Old Crocodile (2005, World premiere). Filmmaker Koji Yamamura introduces his works in a video letter made specifically for this screening.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.
Added by higa on March 9, 2005