Date: 2009 November 20 17:40
Posted by Joe
We've been sent a reminder by nice the people at the Barbican in London about their Ponyo screenings. We've mentioned it before, however due to demand they've added another subtitled screening to the Saturday 28th of November at 5:30pm to the London Children's Film Festival 2009. The other two screenings sold out quickly, so we suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that as it's a children's film festival, all adults must by accompanied by a child.
Those who can't take children to watch Ponyo with them will want to consider the screening on Thursday 26th November 2009 at 6pm. It sold out initially, but it seems that a few seats are now available again.
Excitingly the Barbican have also revealed their up coming 2010 anime screenings, which aren't yet on their website. The biggest highlight is Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, which is scheduled for Tuesday 26th January 2010 at 8:30pm. Again we advise booking as soon as the tickets are available.
We're also keen on seeing The Sky Crawler, but that's not going to show in the Barbican until February. ^_^
Details as follows:
The Barbican have now secured 4 exclusive previews of "Ponyo" ahead of its 2010 UK launch. A dubbed version of "Ponyo" will launch the London Children's Film Festival at its Opening Gala event this Saturday, and will be shown again on Sun 29th. Due to popular demand, a third SUBTITLED screening has now been added on Sat 28th.
Before this Thursday 26th sees the subtitled "Ponyo" head a special anime preview double bill, to be introduced by Helen McCarthy as part of our regular Japanimation series. Also featured will be "Mai Mai Miracle", from ex-Studio Ghibli animator Sunao Katabuchi.
Japanimation in 2010
Looking ahead to the new year, a whole new slate of films have been announced and should be available to book soon- All films will be introduced by anime expert and co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia, Helen McCarthy.
Tue 26 Jan 8.30pm
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo)
The first in the Evangelion film tetralogy. Hideaki Anno's faithful adaptation is a must-see for fans of the original anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion and a great introduction to the Evangelion universe for the uninitiated.
Japanimation events scheduled for February and March are David Bower's "Astro Boy", and Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost in the Shell) "The Sky Crawlers" (Sukai kurora). More details about when these will be available online to be announced soon.