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This FREE program begins in the morning with Korean film Aachi & Ssipak, a 2006 feature directed by Bum-Jin Joe about a futuristic city that converts human waste to energy. The screening will be followed by a reception with drinks and snacks at 12:30 pm.

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The afternoon will feature a screening of Mamoru Hosoda's far more appealing time-traveling-teenage-girl odyssey, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which features character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) followed by a panel discussion with Bum-Jin Joe, Mamoru Hosoda, USC professor Mimi Ito and moderator Ken Duer.

View the Foreign Trailer

If I was going to be in town this weekend, this is definitely where I'd be. It all goes down this saturday, March 31 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Blvd.) and the best part is it's completely FREE! Attendees must RSVP ahead of time on the Japan Foundation's Web site. Tickets will be available for pick-up on the day of the event.

Make your reservations here.

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