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Poupelle of Chimney Town

With Creator Akihiro Nishino

November 18, 2023
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Entotsu-machi no Poupelle

Akihiro Nishino will appear in-person for a post-screening discussion on stage. Poupelle of Chimney Town is the story of Lubicchi, a boy who lives among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town and yearns to see the stars. One night, he meets Poupelle, a monster made of garbage, and together they seek out the clear sky. Brought to life by innovative animation studio STUDIO4ºC (Memories, Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet, Children of the Sea), Poupelle of Chimney Town is based on a book by acclaimed Japanese actor and comedian Akihiro Nishino, who further wrote and executive produced this film. His Poupelle of Chimney Town has additionally been adapted into a stage play in Japan. 

Dir. Yusuke Hirota, 2020, 100 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Mana Ashida, Masataka Kubota.

About Akihiro Nishino

Born in 1980, Akihiro Nishino is a comedian and picture book author. He formed the comic duo King Kong with Yuta Kajiwara in 1999. In addition to his work as a comedian, he has authored many picture books.

Poupelle of Chimney Town is co-presented by Anime NYC and Eleven Arts Studios.

© Akihiro Nishino / “Poupelle of Chimney Town” Production Committee.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Kitano Hotel, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • 6:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $20 Members
  • $25 Nonmembers
  • $23 Seniors/Students
  • $23 Person with Disability

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