Co-presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, the American Cinematheque will be hosting a screening of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie on Sunday, August 25, at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
The program will begin with a short visual presentation introducing the audience to the special universe of Cowboy Bebop. The film will be followed by a discussion with Peter Ramsey, the director of DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of The Guardians and Steve Blum, the acclaimed actor who voices Spike Spiegel, Bebop's lead character. The discussion will be moderated by ADG Film Society founder, co-chair and production designer John Muto.
Sunday, August 25 – 5:30PM Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira 2001, Sony Pictures, 120 min, Japan, Dir: Shinichiro Watanabe This is anime that's as far from Miyazaki as Hitchcock is from Chaplin, with all the emotion and visceral impact of any great live-action film. Set on a terraformed Mars, in a city that blends aspects of Manhattan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cairo and Paris, COWBOY BEBOP mixes past and future machinery, architecture and graphics with urban realism -- in a story that's part film noir, part spaghetti Western and part HK actioner. Beautifully voiced in English, the script and characters entirely live up to the amazing design by Shiho Takeuchi. Special mention must be made of the jazzy, bluesy, rock score by Japanese composer Yoko Kanno -- like the soundtrack of the best ’70s cop show never made.
Source: American Cinematheque