A program of family friendly shorts will be followed by this contemporary classic. Created by the beloved female artist Rumiko Takahashi, the 2001 anime film is the first in the Inuyasha movie series. In it, the half-demon Inuyasha is set free from the Legendary Tree by Kagome, a girl who has traveled 500 years through time. During their journeys they meet up with Sango, Miroku, Shippou, Kaede and Myoga and together try to stop Menomaru from becoming the most powerful Chinese demon ever. Menomaru’s father, known as Hyoga, came to invade Japan 300 years ago but was stopped by Inuyasha's father. This film is being shown Courtesy of Viz Media. Admission is free.
Shorts Program "The Heart That Smiles" includes: Man vs Machine by Kyerra Brown; Use Your Head by Lauren Niedelman; Pepita & Max - an alpine blessing for Monsieur Raf by Stephanie Knoebl; The Letter by Katherine Woods; The Open Road by Victoria Chen; Breathe by Catherine Chen; FiFi va a la Plage by Kathryn Roake; Little Buggies; The Man Who Lives on a Hill; and How Ideas Are Made
This event is part of the "2017 MooreWomenArtists: Women in Animation Film Festival," a four-day festival of animated feature and short films created by women, along with Meet-the-Artists discussions, an Adobe Creative Jam and the annual panel featuring women game designers. In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the “2017 MooreWomenArtists: Women in Animation Film Festival” begins Thursday, March 23 and continues through Sunday, March 26 in Stewart Auditorium at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA. The Film Festival comes at a time when Moore is looking forward to graduating its first group of students majoring in Animation & Game Arts in May. All festival events are open to the public and admission is free. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE FILM FESTIVAL