Monday, March 26 @ 8:45 pm
“As a piece of visual legerdemain as well as a rumination on the place movies have in our personal and collective subconscious, Millennium Actress fascinatingly goes where films have not often gone before.” – Los Angeles Times
In this animated movie, filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Tachibana and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.
Dir. Satoshi Kon. 2001. 87 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.