It takes a special, innovative, spectacular kind of film to simultaneously invite comparisons with 'Sailor Moon,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' and 'Primer.'
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Napping Princess

The latest film from visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is a thrilling sci-fi fantasy set it the near future. It follows the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio, as they set out to find Kokone’s missing father who has been accused of a crime. Kokone soon realizes she must tap into a world only accessible through her dreams in order to solve the mystery.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 9.08.17 - 9.14.17
Monica Film Center, 9.08.17 - 9.14.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 112 min
Language: Japanese

Director: Kenji Kamiyama
FEATURED REVIEW: Nikki Baughan, The List
This striking anime from writer-director Kenji Kamiyama is far more bold and brainy than its English title would suggest. Also known as 'Ancien and the Magic Tablet,' 'Napping Princess' is both an enjoyable animated adventure and a thoughtful allegory about the importance of pursuing...