Anime and Art Film Series: Weathering With You

Images Cinema and the Williams College Museum of Art, in tandem with the exhibition "Repro Japan: Technologies of Popular Visual Culture," are hosting three free screenings of Japanese anime films throughout the run of the exhibition. The first in the series is "Weathering With You," a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film, which will screen on Monday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Weathering With You (2019) is the latest film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

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

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

Please note: As of Friday, November 5, Images Cinema will require proof of vaccination as well as masking. Also, the overall capacity of Images has been reduced by 50 percent 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.

November 22, 2021
7:30 PM

Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown

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