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FANOMENON ANIME DAY 2014

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FANOMENON ANIME DAY 2014

The line-up for this year’s Fanomenon Anime Day includes two new action-packed and visually spectacular features – the first Dragonball Z feature film for 17 years, Battle of Gods, and a prequel to the Appleseed movie from the original’s director. Short Peace is a unique collection of anime shorts from different directors including the legendary […]

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People on Sunday with live piano accompaniment

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People on Sunday with live piano accompaniment

A historic collective work made in Germany by a role call of some of Hollywood’s future star directors, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinneman and Billy Wilder. People on Sunday was arguably the first blend of fiction and documentary and used non-professional actors who actually worked in the jobs described in the film: taxi […]

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MASTERS OF FILM COMEDY DAY

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MASTERS OF FILM COMEDY DAY

LIFF28’s Masters of Film Comedy selection plays out over one day, Saturday 8th November. The day opens at 10am at Leeds Town Hall with a free breakfast screening of Jour de Fete from French master Jacques Tati. The selection continues for the rest of the day from 1pm at the wonderful City Varieties Music Hall with […]

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Seventh Heaven with live organ accompaniment

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Seventh Heaven with live organ accompaniment

Screening as part of Leeds Free Cinema Week…

One of the first films to be nominated for “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards, Seventh Heaven is a gorgeous and gloriously sentimental romantic melodrama in which a kind hearted sewer cleaner saves a young prostitute from a beating at the hands of her abusive older sister. After […]

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Last Laugh with live piano accompaniment

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Last Laugh with live piano accompaniment

F.W. Murnau’s landmark film, made in Germany before his star turn in Hollywood with Sunrise and Tabu, is an example of purely visual storytelling and pioneer of a panoply of influential technical innovations. His film depicts the tale of an elderlyhotel doorman (brilliantly played by Emil Jannings, also star of  The Blue Angel) who is […]

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Short Peace

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Short Peace

The acclaimed anthology Short Peace, conceived by the creator of Akira, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, features four dystopian shorts from some of Japan’s most exciting creative talent. Ôtomo’s contribution, Combustible, is a tragic story about a firefighter set in the Edo period. In the Oscar-nominated Possessions from Shuhei Morita, a traveller seeks shelter in a magical Shinto […]

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Grave of the Fireflies

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Grave of the Fireflies

Screening on a new digital print, Isao Takahata’s early Studio Ghibli masterpiece is a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that meditates on the devastating consequences of war. A young brother and sister are forced to fight for survival in the devastated Japanese countryside during World War II after their mother is killed in an […]

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Giovanni’s Island

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Giovanni’s Island

Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo, a longtime collaborator of Mamoru Oshii , Giovanni’s Island – like the anime classic Grave of the Fireflies – examines the struggles of the Japanese in the immediate aftermath of their defeat in World War II, from the perspective of a child. A testament to the emotional resilience of children, and […]

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Ghost in the Shell

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Ghost in the Shell

A special presentation of Mamoru Oshii’s classic cyberpunk anime Ghost in the Shell, screening in a new digital cinema print on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall as part of this year’s Fanomenon Anime Day. It’s the year 2029 and Major Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg officer in the Section 9 security force. She’s […]

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Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods

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Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods

The first new Dragonball Z feature film in seventeen years, screening as part of the Fanomenon Anime Day 2014. Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing […]

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