Saturday April 23rd – 8pm
CineCycle (behind 129 Spadina Ave)
$8 / $5 students
Keiichi Tanaami, born in 1936, is one of the preeminent pop artists of postwar Japan, producing a broad range of works since the 60s including experimental film and animation, woodblock printing, illustration, and editorial design. Tanaami’s imagery is provocative and playful, rooted in the realm of avant garde 60s pop psychedelia. In 1967 Tanaami took his first trip to New York where he discovered the works of Andy Warhol. These experiences opened him up to new artistic directions and in 1975 he became the first Art Director of Playboy Monthly (Japanese Edition). He has worked as a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design since 1991, and his work continues to be exhibited around the world.
Screening in Toronto for the first time, these 10 animated works offer an introduction to Tanaami’s various styles and a trip through the eye-popping world of free form Japanese psychedelia. This event will also celebrate his newest release, A Portrait of Keiichi Tanaami: 14 Films 1975-2009, a beautiful edition containing a hard cover book with never-before published drawings for animated films, 14 films from 1975-2009, and two documentaries about the man himself, available for purchase at the screening.
This event is a fundraiser to aid the victims of the earthquake in Japan and has been made possible by the generosity of: Keiichi Tanaami, CaRTe bLaNChe, Toronto Animated Image Society, and CineCycle.
All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake Fund
WINNIPEG SCREENING - Friday May 6th at Plastic Paper: Winnipeg’s Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film
MONTREAL SCREENING - Saturday May 21st at Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre
The leaves have turned and spooks are out which means that the 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is upon us! Instead of candy, ANGURA! is giving away one double-pass to each of the following screenings.
GOLDEN SLUMBER (ゴールデンスランバー) | FRI NOV 12 | 10:00 PM
KOJI YAMAMURA: MASTERY OF THE FORM | SAT NOV 13 | 12:00 PM
DEAR DOCTOR (ディア ドクター)
FEATURE PRESENTATION | SUN NOV 14 | 2:00 PM
ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY | SUN NOV 14 | 4:45 PM
To enter, email ANGURA! (email@example.com) by MON NOV 1st at midnight telling us what your favourite Japanese ghost/monster/fictional creature is and which of the 4 screenings you’d like to attend.
The winners will be drawn and notified on Tues Nov 2nd.
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival runs from Nov 9-15. Check out their full festival schedule here:http://www.reelasian.com/
The ANGURA! store page is now up with a few items by the artist Daisuke Ichiba - limited edition prints by Halo Halo, and Ichiba’s newest self-published book Midaregami, which features reproductions of his recent paintings.
Check it out!