NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL
First show: August 24
Drawing on Tomihiko Morimi’s bestselling book of the same name, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl assures us that we are all interconnected and that staying in the moment will allow us to live richer lives…” — The Irish Times
Acclaimed anime director Masaaki Yuasa, took a decade off directing feature animation only to return with two remarkable features in the same year – both selections in the festival, alongside his midnight classic Mind Game.
NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL 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 Senpai, 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.
Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. 2017. 93 min.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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