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Japanese films to be screened at Kent State Trumbull

Posted Apr. 10, 2014

The Kent State University at Trumbull Office of Student Activities is proud to announce that it will screen a pair of recent Japanese films on April 17 and 24. Both films will be screened in Lecture Hall B of the Classroom/Administration Building at 7 p.m. each night.

Screenings are free and open to students, staff and faculty of Kent State Trumbull only.Pompoko

These two movies were chosen as entertaining examples of recent Japanese films, which are popular the world over, with the purpose of showing them, to broaden students’ appreciation of films from other cultures.

For additional information, contact Kyle Lovell at 330-675-8858 or klovell1@kent.edu.

  • Pom Poko: War of the Raccoons
    Director: Isao Takahata
    1994 | 119 minutes | Lecture Hall B (Classroom Building)
    April 17, 7 p.m.

    This is an animated fantasy film about magical, shape-shifting raccoons who are threatened by over-development in the suburbs around Tokyo. The mischievous raccoons band together to preserve their home, sabotaging the humans’ harmful construction projects. Produced by the famous Studio Ghibli, Tokyo ZombiePom Poko combines fantasy, humor, and an ecological message for an enjoyable film.

  • Tokyo Zombie
    Director: Sakichi Sato
    2005 | 103 minutes | Lecture Hall B (Classroom Building)
    April 24, 7 p.m.

    This film is a comedy about flesh-eating zombies taking over Tokyo. After two dim-witted garage employees accidentally kill their boss, they try to dispose of the body in a massive trash dump. However, an army of the undead starts to rise out of the trash, attacking people all over the city. The two “heroes” must rise to the occasion and save the human race.