Drawing The Perfect Melodrama
Next to instant ramen and Nintendo, manga and anime are Japan’s most adored exports, and one of the hottest purveyor of said goods is Studio Ghibli. Not one to be boring, the animation powerhouse mixes it up with its latest film, Goro Miyazaki’s From up on Poppy Hill. It’s a hand-drawn animated historical teen melodrama love story, so while it may lack his father’s fantastical narrative style, Miyazaki has already cemented his place in the anime pantheon after the film won last year’s Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Nearly two years after its Japanese release, From up on Poppy Hill makes an appearance as part of this week’s Magnolia at The Modern series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St.), and you can check it out at 2 or 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. Call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org.
Sun., May 19, 2013
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