Anime and Art Film Series: Belle

Images Cinema and the Williams College Museum of Art, in tandem with the exhibition "Repro Japan: Technologies of Popular Visual Culture," are hosting three screenings of Japanese anime films throughout the run of the exhibition. The last in the series is the new film "Belle," which will screen Monday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.


Watch the trailer here.

From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

Screenings will be introduced by exhibition curator Christopher Bolton, Williams College Professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature.

All screenings are open to the public and admission is first-come-first serve, with tickets courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art. Repro Japan is on view at the Williams College Museum of Art through March 19, 2022.

Please note: Images Cinema requires proof of vaccination as well as masking. Also, the overall capacity of Images has been reduced by half in order to allow for social distancing within the theater. Currently, a maximum of 75 tickets can be distributed for any show. For complete information, visit the Images website.

February 21, 2022
7:30 PM

Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown

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