In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we love being able to see anime on the big screen. This year we’ve managed to present lots of unique opportunities for fans in the United Kingdom to catch some of the latest anime from Japan in the cinema and our next theatrical outing Night is Short, Walk on Girl will continue that trend nicely! But in a change from the norm you’ll have a very special chance to see the film ahead of it arriving in cinemas on 4th October.
We’re delighted to announce the UK Premiere of Night is Short, Walk On Girl will be taking place on Saturday 9th September at the Glasgow Film Theatre and will feature a Q&A with the director of the film, Masaaki Yuasa!
That’s right, the director himself will be attending this event and will be talking about the film immediately afterwards! It’s a rare opportunity to hear from the man himself about this film and other works including The Tatami Galaxy and another film of his that will be getting screened in the UK this December, Lu over The Wall – which it’s today been announced the film will be screened at the world renowned annual BFI London Film Festival.
This event is being presented by Scotland Loves Anime and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival and begins at 5:30pm – the Q&A session will follow immediately after. Tickets are on sale right now –
But wait, there’s more! Due to popular demand for these types of unique event, we’re also delighted to announce that just a few days after the UK Premiere in Glasgow, there will be a special event on the evening of Monday 11th September 2017 at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly, London where the film will be screened and director Masaaki Yuasa will also be attending to take part in a Q&A session as well.
UPDATE: 7TH SEPT. – Due to phenomenal demand the venue has been upgraded and more tickets for the London event are on sale now! Click the link above to book tickets.
We’re incredibly excited about these events and we hope you are too! And don’t forget that Night is Short, Walk On Girl will be screening in cinemas on 4th October 2017. Ticket information for our October theatrical run coming soon.
ABOUT ‘NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL’
Synopsis: “Gracefully yet violently, The Girl with Black Hair (Kana Hanazawa) swirls through the abstract Kyoto night a joyful tempest. Blowing through pub crawls, festivals and book fairs, her youthful glee infects parties of increasingly eccentric characters, but amongst the debtors, existentialists and the God of the Old Book Market, can she be convinced “coincidental” encounters are fate and will she notice the Senpai (Gen Hoshino) in pursuit of her love?
Whether the hands on your clock move fast or slow, Night is Short, Walk On Girl.”
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Duration: 93 minutes
Masaaki Yuasa (Director): “Making his debut in 1999 with a pilot for Production I.G’s “Vampiyan Kids”, Masaaki Yuasa helmed his first major release “MIND GAME” in 2004, earning acclaim from industry icons such as the late Satoshi Kon.
Yuasa’s filmography has since expanded to include works such as short film “Kick Heart”, critically acclaimed series like “Kaiba”, “Ping Pong: The Animation” and even an episode of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”. His most recent feature, “Lu over the Wall”, was awarded the prestigious Cristal for a Feature Film award at Annecy Film Festival.”
UPDATE: 5TH SEPT. 2017 – Ticket booking link for London event added, venue location clarified; At Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly.