Monday, September 29, 2008

Mamoru Oshii at Nuit Blanche

by Chris MaGee

That's right all you, Torontonians... Not only are you going to be treated to works by Canadian and International artists during this year's Nuit Blanche October 4th, but fans of Japanese cinema have something special to look forward to in the line-up. The Japan Foundation Toronto will be hosting an all night screening of the Mamoru Oshii experimental film project "Tokyo Scanner". The film, co-ordinated by the "Ghost in the Shell" and "Sky Crawlers" director is an 18-minute tour of the Japanese capital as captured by state of the art satellite photography and then artfully superimposed and enhanced with with computer graphics. Originally conceived as a companion piece to the 11-minute 2003 live-action documentary "Tokyo Jyoumyaku (Tokyo Vein)" directed by Makoto Noda, "Tokyo Scanner, directed by Hiroaki Matsu under the supervision of Oshii, is going to be one of the highlights of this all night expo of the arts.

"Tokyo Scanner" will be screened at the Japan Foundation Toronto, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213 starting at 6:52 pm on Saturday October 4th and going until sunrise on October 5th and trhe best part is, like all the other Nuit Blanche events, it's free.

For more info on "Tokyo Scanner" as part of Nuit Blanche check here and here.

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