With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, February 18, 2019

Three screenings of TOMOYASU MURATA: STOP MOTION MASTER at Japan Society next weekend

Japan Society NY
Tomoyasu Murata: Stop Motion Master
Written, directed and animated by Tomoyasu Murata
Japan, 2000-2017, 84 minutes

When: Saturday, February 23, 3 PM,
Saturday, February 23, 5 PM, and
Saturday, February 23, 7 PM 
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC

North American Premiere

One of Japan's most prolific independent animation artists, Tomoyasu Murata (b. 1974, Tokyo) has created breathtaking, boundary-breaking stop motion animated films over the last two decades. Initially inspired by the expressive power of traditional Japanese bunraku puppet theater, Murata's films—at once tender, whimsical and mysterious—deal with themes of memory, absence and mujo (the Buddhist concept of impermanence) through the cinematic manipulation of his meticulously handcrafted puppets and fantastical miniature sets. The eight short films in this program range from the artist's award-winning student work to recent projects that respond to the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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