The Freer and Sackler Galleries along with Otakorp will celebrate the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival with a day full of Japanese art, anime and manga films, and family activities. Join legendary anime director Shinji Aramakii, here from Japan just for this event, as he introduces and discusses two of his films, Harlock: Space Pirate at 11 AM and Appleseed: Alpha at 3 PM. Renowned for his mechanical design work on anime television shows and movies. Aramaki is now a celebrated director in his own right, best known for his compelling and visually innovative Appleseed films.
The films will be shown in the auditorium of the Freer and Sackler Galleries.
Admission for this event is FREE, but keep in mind that seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.
Harlock: Space Pirate
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Inspired by a wildly popular 1970s television series, Harlock: Space Pirate is a 3D sci-fi adventure with eye-popping CGI effects. Followed by a Q&A with director Shinji Aramaki.
3:00 pm –5:15 pm
A female soldier and her cyborg partner roam a World War III ravaged
New York in search of the legendary city of Olympus—mankind's last hope. Followed by a Q&A with director Shinji Aramaki.
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Visit this webpage for more details on the films and the Gallery.