Apr 10, 2014
Katushiro Otomo's "Short Peace" Opening In US Theaters Next Week
This is awesome news. Thanks to the efforts of the LA based distribution company known as Eleven Arts, Short Peace will be rolling out to over 50 theaters across the US on Friday, April 18th with Canada to follow in May. The compilation will have a total of four short films, including the Academy Award-nominated Possessions, directed by Shuhei Morita. Featuring a mixture of CG and hand animation, Short Peace covers a broad range of themes and narratives, and like other compilation features serves as a celebration of animation and some of the most successful animation directors of that era.
This will be the third anthology feature that Otomo (Director of Akira, Steamboy and author of countless iconic mangas) will contribute to over the course of his career. If you're interested in checking out the other two, there's Robot Carnival (1987) and Memories (1995). The latter has the distinction of solely being based off of three of his own short, one off manga stories (Magnetic Rose is a must see).