Career Retrospective of Makoto Shinkai Coming To LA

Career Retrospective of Makoto Shinkai Coming To LA

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Crunchyroll announced today a special one-day-only private pop-up installation exploring the complete works of celebrated Japanese animation filmmaker Makoto Shinkai.

MAKOTO SHINKAI: A Journey from “Voices of a Distant Star” through “Suzume” presented by Crunchyroll, in cooperation with CoMix Wave Film, STORY, Inc., and TOHO Co., Ltd., will be held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sunday, November 19, and will feature a special appearance by the award-winning auteur director. 

MAKOTO SHINKAI: A Journey from “Voices of a Distant Star” through “Suzume” is organized by Crunchyroll, in cooperation with CoMix Wave Film, STORY, Inc., and TOHO Co., Ltd., and will present artwork and materials from eight of Makoto Shinkai’s cinematic masterpieces, starting with “Voices of a Distant Star” (2002) through his latest critically acclaimed film “Suzume” (2023). Guests of the event will be treated to not only his creative process – from initial proposals and early sketches to design, including storyboard, animation renderings, and final film materials – but also will traverse his growth as an animation artist and storyteller, particularly following the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which profoundly affected his approach to his work. An accompanying film retrospective in the Academy Museum’s Ted Mann Theater will allow Crunchyroll’s guests to delve deeper into the world he creates.

For listings:

MAKOTO SHINKAI: A Journey from “A Voices of a Distant Star” through “Suzume”

Presented by Crunchyroll

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Private Pop-up Gallery Installation & Accompanying Film Retrospective

Sunday, November 19, 2023

11:30 am – 3:00 pm

A special one-day, RSVP-only pop-up gallery installation and film retrospective featuring the works of visionary Japanese animation filmmaker Makoto Shinkai ( “Suzume,” “Your Name.”), with an appearance by the filmmaker. Additional details are forthcoming.

RSVPs will open at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, November 6. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://makotoshinkai-eventga.rsvpify.com, and for general questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Film Retrospective Screening Schedule:

10:30 am Public Screening of Weathering with You (2019)

1:30 pm Private Screening of Suzume (2023)

5:15 pm Public Screening of Your Name. (2016)

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