July 15th, 2006 11:13:00
Takashi Miike and Ultraman finally reunited
Arthouse Ultraman, en présence du réalisateur Takeshi Yagi Fantasia à la belle étoile présente Goldorak: Ce n'est qu'un au revoir
Takashi Miike meets Ultraman, Japanese baseball, a vampire cop, Santo and even Captain America with Spiderman, they are all reunite in a Turkish movie. That is what Fantasia has planned for you for another colorful Saturday. And if ever that wasnt enough, you still have Canadian premieres, two series of short films and a movie in the park. What could you possibly ask for more?
During the showing of Audition in 1999, who wouldve ever thought that Takashi Miike would one day collaborate with the legendary Ultraman series? The Arthouse Ultraman program, presented in the J.A. De Sève room, is made up of 4 episodes, two of which are directed by Miike, one by Akio Jissoji and the other one by Takeshi Yagi. Prepare yourself to get your socks knocked off. Straight out of Japan, Takeshi Yagi will be there to present his episode as well as answer your questions, sign autographs and what not. Do not miss out on Ultraman on big screen!
Another super hero that you might remember from your earlier years will be presented in the park, that is Actarus on board Goldorak. This is a golden opportunity to discover or rediscover the four last episodes of the series, UFO Robot Grandizer. This will be going down in the Parc de la Paix, boul. St-Laurent between Ste-Catherine and René-Lévesque.
Still in need of more super heroes? Go and see the second showing of Square Jaw Theatre, a series of short films dedicated to our modern super heroes. The short film competition begins today with Québec DIY (French edition) will be presented at 17h20 in the J.A. De Sève room.
There are numerous Canadian premiers showing today. For starters, there is the Thai movie, Hell, which will be preceded by the much-anticipated short, Zombie Movie, brought to you by Video Beaubien. Also premiering, The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai from Japan, not to be missed. Third premiere on Canadian soil today will be The Gravedancers, whose director, Mike Mendez (The Convent), will be there to present his feature. He will then attend a session of Q&A for those interested.
To top of a jam-packed day, we are inviting you to come and meet Jim Woodring in the J.A. De Sève Theater, where he will be internationally premiering, The Visions Of Jim Woodring, a collection of animations based on his comics.
Well see you there!
Eric S. Boisvert
The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai, Canadian Premiere
The Gravedancers, hosted by director Mike Mendez
The Visions Of Jim Woodring, hosted by writer and Cartoonist