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Animezing!: Lu Over the Wall Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan Image:  © 2017 "Lu Film" partners Winner of the Grand Prize at the Annecy Animation Festival! From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not. As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.  Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa's genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater. In Japanese with English subtitles | Rated PG | 2017 | 112 min | Directed by Masaaki Yuasa This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Film program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
  • Start:July 24, 2019
  • End:July 24, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Japan Information and Cultural Center, 1150 18 Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20036
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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