April 13, 2014 · 1:00 PM
Some notes about parking: If there aren't any spots around the exterior of the cul-de-sac I live in, there should be plenty of spots along Rustling Leaf. Google Maps should be able to give you directions right to the address above, but if anyone has trouble finding it, feel free to call me at[masked]-1162.
Shawn is unable to host an anime viewing this month, so I would like to give it a try! Satoshi Kon is one of my favorite anime directors, so I will be showing several of his works. His films often explore themes of fantasy versus reality and he uses animation to stretch the boundaries between them. I have three of his movies we can watch:
Three homeless people find an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve, and set out to find its parents. This is a warm, whimsical comedy that focuses on family, love, and forgiveness. This is what I consider the most "light-hearted" of his works.
Two film makers set out to create a documentary about a famous actress whose career spanned the 1930's to the 1960's, and as they learn about her life, the lines between reality and her acting career are blurred.
In the near future, a new device that allows psychotherapists to enter their patients' dreams has been invented. Prior to being approved by the government, a device is stolen, and in the wrong hands, it could destroy a dreamer's personality and mind. Dr. Atsuko Chiba uses one of these devices to track down the criminal in the dream world.
If we have time, we could also watch a few episodes of Paranoia Agent, which has one of my favorite opening themes of all time: