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Evangelion, Chocolate Underground & More at the BFI

by - on the 5 April, 2010 at 4.37 pm

The British Film Insensitive is a well known and well respected institution that is constantly on the lookout to air new and interesting films from the world to the normal people of the UK.

As if to honour their promise they will be hosting an Anime Weekend this May, from the 21-23rd May this year and will be airing a number of different and interesting films listed below.

Chocolate Underground
Based on the hit book Bootleg by British author Alex Shearer. The Good for You Party has won the election by promising health and happiness for all, but now they are in power they have announced the Prohibition law and chocolate, sweets and all things sugary are now illegal! Two boys, Huntley and Smudger, along with some friends, won’t accept this new law and, although it means risking capture by the robot enforcers and imprisonment, they begin to bootleg chocolate.

When: Sunday 23rd May 2010
Time: 1810
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
Shinki Ikari is called for by his estranged father at the opening of this film and as he wanders around his town, which has been shut down due to an emergency announcement, he is caught in a crossfire between the United Nations and the fourth Angel. Rescued by one of the UN team, he is brought to the Tokyo-3 and NERV HQ where he is pressurised into becoming a pilot. His life is never the same again.

When: Friday 21st May 2010
Time: 1830
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
Shinji Ikari is now a pilot and a new EVA pilot is on the loose and is trying to destroy third Angel. Shinki and Gendo who are grief strike at the time later reveals this information to them whilst the world as they know it seems to be under attack constantly. Human understanding changes significantly towards the end of the film due to Shinji’s efforts…

When: Friday 21st May 2010
Time: 2045
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Layton receives a record in the mail from a famed opera singer, Jenis Quatlane. Layton remind Luke of their adventure with her, and the flashback begins. After the events of Professor Layton and the Specter’s Flute, Layton receives a letter from a former student of his, Jenis Quatlane. Jenis writes that she is performing at an opera house called the Crown Petone, and there have been many strange things happening.  ~ Wikipedia

When: Sunday 23rd May 2010
Time: 2010
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

Stormy Night

A goat named Mei wanders into a barn during the night for shelter from a storm. In the barn, the goat finds another refugee. The two can neither see nor smell each other, yet huddled together fending off the cold, they begin to talk and eventually develop a friendship. They decide to meet at a later time using the password “one stormy night”. The next day, when the two meet, Mei learns that his companion from the night before was a wolf named Gabu. Despite the fact that the two are naturally supposed to be enemies, they share a bond and begin meeting regularly. However, Mei’s flock and Gabu’s pack eventually find out about this and forbid their friendship. Mei and Gabu, hoping to preserve their friendship, cross a river during a storm, hoping to find an “emerald forest” free from persecution for their friendship. ~ Wikipedia

When: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Time: 1500
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

Welcome to the Space Show
The epic adventure about five children’s summer vacation and the events and adventures that they find themselves on along the way.

When: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Time: 1730
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
Book here.

For full information, check out the BFI’s website here.

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