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The must-see list is long at Short Shorts film fest

May 21, 2015

The must-see list is long at Short Shorts film fest

by Kaori Shoji

When it comes to getting a movie fix these days, more people opt for their computer screens than venturing outside to a theater. Hollywood has countered this trend with a slew of 3-D blockbusters and cinematic largesse, but how does the short film fare? ...

Keiichi Hara's new animation honors Hokusai's daughter

May 20, 2015

Keiichi Hara's new animation honors Hokusai's daughter

by Mark Schilling

Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai is one of Japan’s best-known artists. His print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” with its giant blue wave curling over a tiny Mount Fuji, is seen on T-shirts and coffee mugs around the world. Given his multifarious talent, vast energy ...