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'Drawn and Moving'



'Drawn & Moving: Animated Films from Japan' is a video series exploring the art form of Japanese animation. Movie screenings are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Wilcox Hall at Wilson College. The series is sponsored by Wilson College, the Japanese language program, the Major Choices program of the Residential Colleges, and Anime Manga Princeton.


Video Closed Captions

[MUSIC PLAYING]

DAVID SELIM SAYERS: The series
is called Drawn & Moving,

Animated Films from Japan.

And it's an ongoing series
in which we present seven

animated feature-length
films from Japan.

The reason that we're doing
this series is because we

basically wanted to introduce
Japanese animated film to an

audience that doesn't
necessarily know it so well,

that perhaps comes to
this kind of film

for the first time.

And we wanted to show such an
audience, we wanted to show

film enthusiasts in general that
animated film might have

something to offer to them,
just the way that other

branches, other aspects of
world cinema, might have

something to offer to them.

EVAN COLE: I always really
liked anime as

a consumer of media.

Because as an animation form,
it covers so many diverse

genres in such a great
degree of depth that

it's just really wild.

When you compare it, especially
to Western

animation, the contrast in the
art, the plots, the depth of

the things addressed
is just staggering.

And see with this film series,
we have romance, horror,

sports, drama, historical
accounts.

DAVID SELIM SAYERS: When we sat
down together to choose

which films we were going to
show for this film series, we

basically decided pretty early
on that we didn't want to have

more than one film in
the same genre.

JONATHAN GLASSMAN: One of the
really unique things about

this is that we are allowed to
host film series that may have

controversial content and that
really try to push you to view

cinema in different ways.

And I admittedly am--

I put myself first on the list
as one of those people who had

a very narrow-minded
view of cinema.

And by being able to work with
these films, it's had a very

powerful effect on me, so I can
only imagine what is has

on the audience.

MICHAEL SOCKIN: We're trying to
do something alternative,

something that reaches a bit
more into pop culture and

really tries to make
it a bit more

egalitarian in some sense.

Because you don't see everyone
watching these sorts of films,

and we really wanted to try to
encourage people to branch out

and reach in and understand this
phenomenon a bit more.

EVRIM EMIR: Princeton is very
open-minded to ideas that we

come up with as graduate fellows
or our ideas at the

Wilson College.

They just let you do what you
really want to do in your

daily life even.

We really enjoy showing movies
that people wouldn't come

across in their daily
lives, but we really

enjoy in our houses.

So actually, Princeton let
us do what we wanted.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

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