Back by popular demand-An anime exclusive!
One of the most highly anticipated anime releases slated for 2012, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milo continues the powerhouse manga/anime narrative allegorizing the industrial revolution in Europe. The story is set in an alternate universe where alchemy emerged as the most advanced form of science—and at the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist who will stop at nothing to restore her oppressed people to their former glory—even if that means harnessing the awful power of the Philosopher’s Stone. The anime has been a huge, crossover hit in Japan and the San Francisco Film Society brings it back to SFFS Cinema (1746 Post St.-Webster/Buchanan), January 20-26. Tickets and more info are available here.
Back by popular demand: THE BEST OF ANNECY
January 13 & 15 Showtimes 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
From the San Francisco Film Society: “The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, led by Serge Bromberg, who garnered the Novikof Award at this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, is widely regarded as the most important festival for animation in Europe and as a bellwether for the evolution of one of the most creative forms in cinema. The Best of Annecy-a reprise of the ever-popular SF International Animation Festival program-presents a dynamic and entertaining array of shorts that appeared in Annecy this year.For more information visit sffs.org.”