Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017, 93 min - Japanese with English subtitles
Admission is $10 or Festival Pass
Individual tickets will be available at the door (advance tickets are off sale, passes get you into this screening)
Night is Short, Walk on Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, takes place over the course of one strange night as a nameless young woman, known only as “the girl with black hair,” walks the streets of Kyoto and experiences a series of surreal encounters and odd characters, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table, exploring an all-night used bookstore with a bird goblin, helping a guerilla theater company express their feelings… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. The perfect “I guess it’s romantic?” comedy for the modern age, Night is Short is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that love and life can take.
Award-winning (Ottawa Animation Festival, 41st Japan Academy Prize Awards) Masaaki Yuasa’s Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a comedy anime feature set in Kyoto, Japan.
A local short film screens before the feature: Some, by Ryan Rumbolt, animated by Juan Pontaroli & Arm Sattavorn, 2018, 2:33m
Tickets Available With A Festival Pass, Or At The Door A Half Hour Before The Screening (Rush Tickets)