The most recent film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast), Belle is his most visually stunning and conceptually amazing work yet. Starting with Suzu, a meek and emotionally wounded high school girl, the film follows her discovery of the online world of U, where you can remake yourself as anything you want. Suzu re-creates herself in the character of a singer named Belle and, freed from her shyness, becomes an international cyber-star. From there, her fame leads her into becoming involved in a Beauty and the Beast-like tale. But her fairytale takes a darker turn as the real world of Suzu and the virtual world of U collide in a surprising way. (Subtitled Friday night, dubbed Sunday afternoon)
PG; 121 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
ANIME AT THE MODERN
Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre -- films that are visually stunning and imaginative, with poetic stories that will pull at your heartstrings.
We are excited to screen several recent releases, including the US premiere of Inu-Oh. The Modern Shop will have Japanese-inspired snacks and exclusive merchandise for purchase.
Anime otakus will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience at the Modern!
All screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinematics who are enjoying the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets together. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 19. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.themodern.org/films or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.
All films feature introductions by Dr. Marc Hairston, with Dr. Christine Veras joining him for the showing of Inu-Oh.