Liz and the Blue Bird: UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival
Learn about Kyoto Animation and celebrate their anime!
Friday, November 22, 2019 · 3:15 PM - 5 PM
Come to the UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival, co-sponsored with the MLLI Japanese Area, JSA, and ASCOM!
On July 18, 2019, the animation studio Kyoto Animation (Kyoani) suffered a terrible arson attack, resulting in over 35 deaths. This was one of the worst mass murders in modern Japanese history, and it happened to one of the most beloved animation studios in Japan. The UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival was created in response to this attack: we hope to celebrate the studio's works and pay tribute to their artists.
On this date, we will show the Liz and the Blue Bird, a film about two best friends and young musicians coming to terms with the future of their relationship after high school. It is absolutely gorgeous, and from the same director as A Silent Voice. You can view a trailer for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyysLf1FkvE
We will also have the opportunity to fold origami cranes to send to the studio.