Ian Condry (MIT) and Jennifer Fu (Funimation) host a discussion and screening of the anime THE BOY AND THE BEAST at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Building 34-101 on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Admission is FREE on open to the public!
Latest feature anime film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)
When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
FALL FEST IS POSTPONED
Due to Chris Hardwick’s TV and production commitments, as well as the uncertainty of regional weather, we’ve had to postpone FallFEST with Chris Hardwick to a later date this semester. Ticket holders will be receiving emails regarding how the tickets will be handled in more detail.
Comedian Chris Hardwick appears at MIT on Friday October 2nd at 8:00 PM!
Come get your laugh on with the UA Events Committee and the Student Activities Office, as we present Fall Festival featuring Chris Hardwick. Hardwick, the comedian behind Nerdist Industries and the host of hit Comedy Central show @Midnight, will bring his keen and hilarious insight on pop culture, science, and everything nerdy for a great night of comedy at MIT.
Doors Open at 7:30PM. Show starts at 8:00PM.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds on ticket purchases unless a performance is cancelled. If an event is cancelled, arrangements will be made to refund all ticket holders and the process for the refunds will be promoted on this Web site and via email.
MIT Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Director Mamoru Hosoda screens his new anime film “Wolf Children” (2012, Japan) at MIT on Thursday March 14th at 7:00 pm!
Room 26-100, MIT– Come see the new award-winning anime film “Wolf Children” (2012) followed by a Q/A with the director Mamoru Hosoda, who also wrote the story and the co-wrote the screenplay. This is the New England premiere of the film, and the only area showing. “Wolf Children” is the brilliant third feature from Hosoda, whose “Summer Wars” (2009) and “Girl Who Leapt Through Time” (2006) have established him as one of the world’s top creative forces in animation. In Japanese with English subtitles, recommended for ages 9 and up. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the MIT Cool Japan research project.
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Celebrate the publication of Ian Condry’s new book The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story at MIT in Room E51-149 on Thursday March 14th at 4:00 pm. Why is Japan the world leader in animation? Cultural anthropologist and professor at MIT, Condry will give a multimedia presentation on his book’s findings. Based on fieldwork in Tokyo’s anime studios, he argues that collaborative creativity, which connects manga, anime, toys and fans, is the key to anime’s global success. Talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the MIT Cool Japan research project.
J. Michael Straczynski (Thor) speaks at MIT on May 22nd.
The second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture brings J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the cult science fiction hit Babylon 5.
When: May 22nd, 7pm
Where: Building 10, Room 250, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 Speaker: J. Michael Straczynski
This year’s speaker is transmedia creator J. Michael Straczynski, who has most recently entered the motion picture arena, writing the period drama Changeling for Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, adapting such books as Lensman for Ron Howard, World War Z for Brad Pitt’s company, and They Marched Into Sunlight for Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass, as well as reviving Forbidden Planet for Warner Bros. and selling two new original movies, The Flickering Light and Proving Ground to Universal and Tom Cruise’s United Artists, respetively. He has also begun work on Last Words, a pilot for a new TV series for the TNT network.
Previously known best for his role as the creator of the cult science fiction series Babylon 5 and its various spin-off films and series. Straczynski wrote 92 out of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes, notably including an unbroken 59-episode run through all of the third and fourth seasons, and all but one episode of the fifth season.
His early television writing career spans from work on He-Man, She-Ra, and The Real Ghostbusters through to The New Twilight Zone and Murder She Wrote. He followed up Babylon 5 with the science fiction series Jeremiah.
Straczysnki also enjoys continued success as a comic book writer, working on established superhero franchises, such as Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power, and Thor, as well as his own original series, such as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, The Twelve, and The Book of Lost Souls. He is also a journalist, publishing over 500 articles in such periodicals as the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and TIME Inc.
He was one of the first television producers to actively engage his fan community online and has consistently explored the interface between digital media and other storytelling platforms.