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Samurai, Cyborgs & Outrageous Babes at UCLA

The second part of UCLA's tribute to Japanese anime takes place May 8 -June 1, 1999. (The first part of the series, titled MAGICAL BOYS & GIRLS,took place in January 1999 and was devoted to children's animation.) Thetribute includes the following programs:

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1999 - 7:30 PMPRAISE BE TO SMALL ILLS (NAMU ICHIBYO SOKUSAI) (1973, 35mm, 18 min.)Directed by Tadanari Okamoto. In Japanese with English subtitles.THE DEMON (ONI)(1972, 35 mm, 8 min.) Directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto. InJapanese with English subtitles.VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU: UNEARTHLY KYOTO (Episode 1) (1988, 25 min, laserdisc)VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU: A BANQUET OF MARIONETTES (Episode 2) (1988, 25 min.laserdisc) Both episodes directed by Toshihiro Hirano and in Japanese withEnglish subtitles.

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1999 - 7:30 PMPersonal Appearance by GIGANTOR Producer Fred Ladd!! GIGANTOR: SPIDER'S REVENGE (Episode 5)(1965, 16mm, 25 min.) Animated by TCJ Animation Center.English dub.GIANT ROBO: THE BLACK ATTACHÉ CASE (Episode 1) (1992, laserdisc, 50 min.)Directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa. In Japanese with English subtitles.MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM - THE MOVIE (1981, Betacam-SP, 148 min.) Directed byYoshiyuki Tomino.

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1999 - 7:30 PMTHE VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE: FATEFUL CONFESSION (Episode 1)(1996, Betacam-SP,25 min.)THE VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE: THE GIRL FROM THE MYSTIC MOON (Episode 2)(1996,Betacam-SP, 25 min.) Both episodes directed by Kazuki Akane. In Japanesewith English subtitles.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES!!BLUE SUBMARINE NO.6 (Episode 1)(1998, Betacam-SP, 30 min.) Directed byMahiro Maeda. In Japanese with English subtitles. COWBOY BEBOP: ASTEROID BLUES (Episode 1)(1998, Betacam-SP, 25 min.)COWBOY BEBOP: HONKY-TONK WOMAN (Episode 3)(1998, Betacam-SP, 25 min.) Bothepisodes directed by Yoshiyuki Takei. In Japanese with English subtitles.

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 1999 - 2:00 PMPROJECT A-KO (1986, Betacam-SP, 86 min.) Directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima.In Japanese with English subtitles.

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 1999 - 3:40 PMFREE SCREENING!!RANMA 1/2 (Episodes 1 & 2)(1994, Betacam-SP, 50 min.) Directed by TsutomuNishijima. In Japanese with English subtitles.

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1999 - 7:30 PMSABER MARIONETTE J: ENTER LIME! THE PLANET OF MEN (Episode 1) (1996, Betacam-SP, 25 min.) SABER MARIONETTE J: YOU'LL ALWAYS BE THERE (Episode 26) (1996, Betacam-SP, 25 min.) Both episodes directed by Masami Shimoda. In Japanese with English subtitles. GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995, 35mm, 82 min.) Directed by Mamoru Oshii. English dub.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1999 - 7:30 PMTHE HARE GETS REVENGE OVER THE RACCOON (KACHIKACHI YAMA) (1936, 35 mm, 6 min.) Directed by Kon Ichikawa. In Japanese. THE WHALE (KUJIRA) (1953, 16mm, 10 min.) Directed by Noburo Ofuji. In Japanese with English subtitles. THE WELL-ORDERED RESTAURANT (CHUMON NO OOI RYORITEN) (1991, 16mm, 19 min.) Directed by Tadanari Okamoto. LOVE (AI) (1963, 16mm, 5 min.) Directed by Yoji Kuri. In Japanese with English subtitles. HOUSE OF FLAME (KATAKU) (1979, 16mm, 19 min.) Directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto. In Japanese with English subtitles. AU FOU! (SATSUJINKYO JIDAI) (1967, 16 mm, 10 min.) Directed by Yoji Kuri. SPEED (SUPIDO) (1980, 16mm, 6 min.) Directed by Taku Furukawa.

THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE ANIMATION, PART 1 (MANGO TANJO) (1970, 16mm, 30 min.) Directed by Taiji Yabushita. THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE ANIMATION, PART 2 (ANIME SHINGA-CHO) (1972, 16mm, 40 min.) Directed by Taiji Yabushita.

Tickets for the film series are available one hour before showtime at theJames Bridges Theater at UCLA in Westwood, California, USA. Admission is $6general and $4 for students and seniors. The theater is located at thenortheast corner of the UCLA campus, near the intersection of SunsetBoulevard and Hilgard Avenue. Parking is available for $5 in Lot 3. Formore information call (310) 206-FILM; or visit www.cinema.ucla.edu.

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