If you’re in Los Angeles next week, this should be a lot of fun.
The Landmark Westwood will be showing Masaaki Yuasa’s film INU-OH, and that’s not all: the screening will feature an appearance by the director himself and a live biwa performance by Yukihiro Goto.
Damn, that’s cool!
Here’s how GKIDS describes the event and film:
Special Appearances at The Landmark Westwood on Wednesday, January 11, 2023: Biwa performance by Yukihiro Goto and a Q&A with director Masaaki Yuasa after the screening! From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts. Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, “Ping Pong the Animation”) and awe-inspiring vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, INU-OH is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents.
🎸🤘 LOS ANGELES: Are you ready to rock?!
Join director Masaaki Yuasa for a very special Q&A screening of the Golden Globe-nominated INU-OH at @LTWestwood on Jan 11!
PLUS a live biwa performance by Yukihiro Goto! 🔥
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) January 4, 2023