Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Classic film tonight
(On wednesday week another animated classic - Linelaker's "this waking life")
Akira (アキラ, Akira?) is a 1988 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his manga of the same name. The movie led the way for the growing popularity of anime in the West, with Akira considered a forerunner of the second wave of anime fandom that began in the early 1990s. One of the reasons for the movie's success was the highly advanced quality of its animation. At the time, most anime was notorious for cutting production corners with limited motion, such as having only the characters' mouths move while their faces remained static. Akira broke from this trend with meticulously detailed scenes, exactingly lip-synched dialogue — a first for an anime production (voices were recorded before the animation was completed, rather than the opposite) — and super-fluid motion as realized in the film's more than 160,000 animation cels. It is regarded by critics as one of the greatest animated films ever made.
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Seomra Spraoi Social Centre
Every Wednesday 7.30pm
Waking Life – Wednesday 25th July
Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like appearance and reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Rocky Road to Dublin – Wednesday 1st August
A provocative and revealing portrait of Ireland in the Sixties, a society characterised by a stultifying educational system, a morally repressive and politically reactionary clergy and myopic cultural nationalism.
Pro Bono Publico – Wednesday 8th August
A collection of independent short films.
Directions: 4 Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 1 (first and second floor).
Off Capel St along Luas line, grey building opposite Rhodes Restaurant.
Every Wednesday 7.30pm – Voluntary Donation
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