Your Name / Millennium Actress12A
Kicking off our AniMAYtion Weekender, we will be showing two films that explore the themes of destiny and identity with two fantastic Japanese anime’s from the 21st century.
5.30pm YOUR NAME
Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Japan, 2016. 1h 46m. Japanese/subs.
The lives of two high school teenagers are changed forever when they both wake up one day inhabiting each other’s bodies. The two are compete strangers, but begin communicating with each other and decide to meet up to try and solve the mystery of their magical connection. Makota Shinkai’s beautifully animated and emotionally powerful drama combines mind-blowing sci-fi with a playful body-swap romance.
7.45pm MILLENNIUM ACTRESS
Dir. Satoshi Kon. Japan, 2001. 1h 23m. Japanese/subs.
A documentary filmmaker tracks down a legendary former actress who mysteriously vanished from the limelight at the height of her career. Now in her old age, she recounts her incredible life story for the camera. Acclaimed director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) brilliantly blurs memory and fantasy in this epic adventure of fate and the magic of film.
One ticket grants you admission to both screenings. Tickets cost £20 with a ‘Pay Less’ option of £15 (for those whose budget can’t currently stretch to pay standard prices) and a ‘Pay More’ option of £25 (for those who can afford to pay a little more). There are no ads or trailers before each screening. Seating is unallocated. We have scheduled a 30min break between both films.
What else is on?
Today (Thursday 28th September)
Tomorrow (Friday 29th September)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!