Calendar | West Virginia University

West Virginia University Calendar

Search events. View events.
Display Format:  All Categories Submit Events
Welcome to the West Virginia University Calendar. Please use the Help button to the right for any assistance while using the Calendar.
Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.
Display Month:

Advanced Search (New Search)
From: 
To: 
Category(s):
Location(s):
Keyword(s):
Submit
Event Details
Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.Email this event to a friend.
Go Back
Cecilia Rollins Brown Bag Film and Discussion Series
Start Date: 4/23/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/23/2013End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Brad Lavender, President of the WVU Japanese Anime Club, will introduce the audience to the art of Japanese Anime, or animation. At the beginning of the 20th century, Japanese graphic artists began to feel the influence of two very powerful Western inventions: the newspaper comic strip and the motion picture. With its word balloons and linear story-line, the comic strip provided Japanese story-tellers with a structure that was readily accessible to the masses. Soon, popular cartoonists like Rakiten Kitazawa and Ippei Okamoto were producing their own serialized newspaper prints. These would eventually contribute to the development of the modern Japanese comic book or "manga." Cartoonists were among the first Japanese artists to experiment with animated motion pictures, which became known as anime.

In his first Japanese animated feature film, “5 Centimeters per Second,” director Makoto Shinkai’s goal is to present the real world from a different perspective through animation. This heartfelt animated drama tells the story of two close friends separated by chance and reunited by determination. Shinkai’s film gives a realistic view of the struggles we all face: time, space, people, and love. The title “5 Centimeters per Second” comes from the speed at which cherry blossom petals fall, petals being a metaphorical representation of humans, reminiscent of the slowness of life and how people often start together but slowly drift into their separate ways.
Location Information:
Downtown Campus - Mountainlair  (View Map)
1550 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26506
Monongalia
Room: Gluck Theatre
Contact Information:
Name: Debbi Pariser
Phone: 304-293-0890
Email: debbi.pariser@mail.wvu.edu

Event marketing calendar powered by Active Data Calendar   
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
© West Virginia University. Questions or Comments?
PO Box 6201 | Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 | 304.293.0111
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Calendar Administrators login here.