The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema starts today! Much to my great dismay, I’ve never attended. I’ve always heard great things, and I know the organizers are just the right kind of crazy-passionate about what they’re doing.
Case in point, check out the description of what they have in store for opening night:
On opening night, after the opening film, we’ll be paying tribute to the retiring master animator Miyazaki Hayao in a very special way – a nerdgasmic circus variety act, MIYAZAKI MADNESS!
Eight acts, each themed on one of Miyazaki’s films. Rope aerials, suspended cages, fire, dance, opera… each act is unique, and reminds us what an amazing accomplishment it is for a Japanese director who thought of his films as disposable, to hold such universal appeal and sway over people from all corners of the world.
They’ve got a hell of a lineup of films this year as well.
I’m just going to paste up the entire update they sent me, and you guys can see for yourselves.
The 13th edition of the Festival features 16 film from 10 countries, never before seen here on the big screen.
The panel discussion, and the accompanying film screening, are free to the public.
Learn about this fascinating director, his relationship with Miyazaki, and his influence on the next generation of anime directors.
We invite you to check out the Festival website at http://www.wfac.ca for all the details, including the schedule, and film information.
Tickets for the Opening Night film and MIYAZAKI MADNESS start at $20, with VIP tickets going for just $48 including a drink ticket and afterparty. Tickets are only $12 per film, or $80 for all 16 films including admission to Opening Night and MIYAZAKI MADNESS.
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