In the alternative world of "Nyallywood," “Pompo” Pomponett is the queen of the “B-films,” assisted by Gene, a film buff with dreams of making it big in movies someday. When Pompo assigns him to direct a film about a famous actor and put an up-and-coming actress in the film, all sorts of wacky chaos breaks out along the way to making a “masterpiece.” Pompo the Cinephile is a fantastic love letter to all the exhilarating and heartbreaking aspects of filmmaking.
G; 93 minutes
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.