Shorts On Tap present: BLOODY FOREIGNERS by Aisha Anime

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Shorts On Tap present: BLOODY FOREIGNERS- 7 Short Films this Thursday, February 12th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 from 7pm. £3 Entry.

Get ready for the ultimate wave of immigration.. the invaders are coming and they DON'T speak this language.  A mega selection of majestic short films from overseas: embrace the difference, love the accent, learn the lingo, bury the sword and experience the cultural shock to the full, the Bloody Foreigners are already here.

Discussing, debating, commenting on the films with their directors.
A great opportunity to check new work, expand your network, make friends and enjoy a night out checking some great talent. 

Doors open at 7pm for a chat-and-a-pint networking session
Screening starts at 8pm
Show ends approximately at 10:30pm

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Shorts on Tap: Tokyo Calling by Aisha Anime

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Being the first event I have attended of Shorts on Tap called 'Tokyo Calling' read the review here.

The event had a great line up of seven short films from the great land of the rising sun. This included an anime, a documentary type, action, thriller and an English filmed short.

'Tokyo Calling' is  the precursor of their first event abroad in 2015, 'London Calling' to be held in the very heart of Tokyo's Shibuya  on February 9th. 2015.

2 events, 2 islands 5700 miles apart will meet in a cultural exchange through short film-making, Shorts on Tap have had a very interesting cocept of share the shorts across both countries like brothers in arms.

Shorts on Tap worked closely with consulting curator Mr Karatani from The Japanese Film Industry Council whose help was precious in making this event possible.

Discussing, debating, commenting on the films with their directors. A great opportunity to check out new work, expand your network, listen and get involved with directors of the movies, make friends and enjoy a night out checking some great talent. 

Shorts on Tap aims to show a screening every week in the hidden gem venue, Shorditch.

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~Aisha Anime~

CHIRURI by Kawasaki

CHIRURI by Kawasaki

Zipangu Fest vs Frank Chickens Night by Aisha Anime

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Zipangu Fest, the UK’s premier showcase for independent, cutting edge or otherwise off-the-radar features, experimental films, documentaries and animation from, about or in any way involving Japan is back at the Cinema Museum with an evening devoted to the legendary London-based female-fronted punk-pop performance combo Frank Chickens.

Founding member Kazuko Hohki and her fellow Frank Chickens members, a self-described troop of “misfits from Japan”, will be in attendance for a selection of Chicken-themed fun, frolics and films, including a selection of other to-be-announced goodies from the Zipangu Fest archives, as yet previously unseen in the UK.

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time: 5pm - 9pm (doors open at 4.30pm)
Venue: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, Kennington, London SE11 4TH

Admissions: Standard Cinema Museum ticket prices apply.

On the door: £10/£7 concessions
In advance: £8.50/£6.50 concessions (retired, students and the unemployed, with proof to be presented upon entry). Book: / (conc)

Films showing on the night

Frank Chickens – The Movie
(Robert Makin, Ollie Verschoyle, 2013, 14 min)

A portrait of the unique, ever-evolving pop performance group and their surprise win of the Fosters Comedy God award in 2010, featuring interviews with Stewart Lee and Kazuko Hohki.

“An affectionate portrait of Frank Chickens, the cult-alternative-pop-performance group founded by the charming and inimitable Kazuko Hohki. She offers a home for (mainly) young Japanese women to escape the conservative traditions and expectations that flow from their own culture and from Western ideas about the Far East, a place where they can revel in absurdity. And anything that mixes J-Pop musical stylings with ditties about ninjas, while glittering golden gowns and throwing themselves into comically-choreographed dance routines simply can’t be bad.” Jamie Arrowsmith, Hunger TV

The Good Wife of Tokyo
(Kim Longinotto, 1993, 52min)

After fifteen years living in London, Frank Chickens’ Kazuko Hohki returns to her family in Tokyo to celebrate her marriage to her English boyfriend. Her mother, priestess of the religious ‘House of Development’, leads the ceremony. In Hohki’s interview with her mother and friends, notions about love, marriage and the role of women in modern-day Japan are overturned. From the director of Divorce Iranian Style (1998), Gaea Girls (2000) and Pink Saris (2010).

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