Film Screening Thursday 17th July at 8.00pm
Join us for the second of four monthly film screenings celebrating Japanese cinema, in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.
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Pom Poko (1994), 119 minutes [PG]
Director: Isao Takahata
An animated fantasy film that, consistent with Japanese folklore, focuses on a community of highly sociable and magical shape-shifting raccoons. Desperate to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development, they form a resistance with disastrous consequences.
As the human city development encroaches on the raccoon population’s forest and meadow habitat, the raccoons find themselves faced with the very real possibility of extinction. In response, the raccoons engage in a desperate struggle to stop the construction and preserve their home.
Food served from 7.00pm. Screenings start at 8.00pm
Price: £9.50. including a BBQ supper – paid up Meetup – Grasmere Movie Night group members £8.00
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More information here – Pom Poko IMDB
Film Screening Saturday 26th October
The Cat Returns (2005 UK) – 75 min (U)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Genres – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
A young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli’s earlier anime “Whisper of the Heart”), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again.
Review by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Friday 27 May 2005
A Japanese animation from the legendary Studio Ghibli (creators of Spirited Away), directed by Hiroyuki Morita. The story has a moderate charm, but is less baroque and ambitious than many Japanese animations. It’s probably best enjoyed if you are, as it were, a cat person.
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
Joining us for food – please book ahead
More information here – The Cat Returns (2005) IDMB