If any of our readers are interested this has just been passed across my desk. Being a massive fan of his I decided to let others know. So here you have it. Let any of your friends know as well. Very worth a trip to Brighton for this one.
Lighthouse and Duke of York’s Cinema are screening Princess Mononoke to complement David Blandy’s Odysseys exhibition.
David Princess Mononoke by legendary Japanese film director Hayao Miyazaki is one of his most ambitious, influential and visually sumptuous films.
LIGHTHOUSE AND DUKE OF YORK’S ARE DELIGHTED TO BRING A ONE-OFF SCREENING SPECIAL, of this renowned film CHOSEN AND INTRODUCED BY DAVID BLANDY.
To compliment his exhibition, artist David Blandy will introduce one of his favourite anime films, Princess Mononoke (Japan 1997, 133 mins). “One of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen” according to Roger Ebert, Princess Mononoke is one of Japan’s highest-grossing films and certainly one of the best-loved anime films of all time This special screening is programmed to coincide with an exhibition by David Blandy, who draws extensively on the themes and aesthetics of Japanese animation within his work. His show, Odysseys, is curated by Lighthouse and presented in partnership with Phoenix Brighton for Brighton Digital Festival. It features works such as Anjin 1600 (2012) and Child of the Atom (2010), which draw on the visual language of Japanese anime to tell deeply personal cross-cultural stories. This screening showcases the unique style of one of anime’s true legends. From the opening sequence onwards, Princess Mononoke is packed with memorable images.
Date: Monday 17 September 2012 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Duke of York’s Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA
Booking: Duke of York’s