Mai Mai Miracle
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi
2009, G, 95 min.
Mai Mai Miracle is a nostalgic full-length animated film adaptation of the autobiographical novel of the same title by Akutagawa Prize winner, Takagi Nobuko. Set in the mid-1950s in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, a place that still retains historic sites and place names of the Heian period, the film portrays the warm friendship between a young local girl with a rich imagination, and another girl who moves to the area from Tokyo.
Admission is free, but reservations are required.
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©2009Nobuko Takagi/MAGAZINE HOUSE/MAIMAISHINKO film committee
Anime at The Revue
The Japan Foundation, in conjunction with community partners, will hold four free screenings of Japanese animated films at the historic Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Avenue.
The titles include cult classics Cyborg 009 (1980) and The Dagger of Kamui (1985) and the children’s film Mai Mai Miracle (2009). The series will conclude with a screening of Akira (1988), one of the most influential films in the history of cinema.
All four films will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, using 35mm film prints.
Founded in 1963, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) is one of the largest and most vibrant Japanese cultural centres in the world. Their mandate is to promote Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian heritage.
The JCCC offers a broad spectrum of Japanese traditional and contemporary cultural programs, martial arts, festivals, performances, film screenings, art exhibitions and other experiences for its thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.
The Revue Cinema has operated almost continuously for 102 years in historic Roncesvalles Village, and in 2007 began operating as a not-for-profit community centre and theatre with a mandate to promote cultural enrichment through film and educational events. In 2013, The Revue underwent a complete upgrade to digital film projection while retaining the ability to screen 35mm prints, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This fall, The Revue was awarded a second Trillium grant for aesthetic improvements and repairs.