Tuesday, June 5, 2018

One-time screening of Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game (マインド・ゲーム), June 8 at Row House Cinema.

The 2004 Japanese film Mindgame (マインド・ゲーム) will have a one-time screening at the Row House Cinema's New Animated Films series on June 8. The distributor summarizes the Masaaki Yuasa film:
Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations,like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.
Two other Japanese films, Haikara-san ga Tōru (はいからさんが通る) and Lu Over The Wall (夜明け告げるルーのうた) , will run the duration of the series through June 15. Tickets for the 9:30 pm screening on June 8 are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).