Cherry Kino

Cherry Kino

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Review of Takahiko Iimura in Leeds

This was a really interesting evening, with a full house at the ICS cinema at the University of Leeds, with Takahiko and Akiko Iimura both present. I want to say a really big thankyou to the following people and organisations, for help with putting on the event:

Takahiko and Akiko Iimura, for coming to Leeds and giving us the pleasure of your presence, and of course to "Taka" especially for his wonderful films!

Julian Ross, friend and co-organiser of the event, who liaised with Taka in Tokyo (and interviewed him), picked up the film prints, found some funding, and just generally co-organised it!

Jenni Rauch at WREAC (White Rose East Asian Centre, at the University of Leeds), who helped us to finance the event

Lucia Nagib, Head of the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, for continuing support and enthusiasm

Arts Council England, who are supporting Cherry Kino until next year

Leo Enticknap, who was the projectionist on the night, and who has been so very helpful to Cherry Kino on all things tech-related

Michael Burkitt, who designed and made the original screen-printed posters for the event

Ollie Jenkins for taking some ace pictures

Will Rose for lending us a lens

And finally, everyone who made it along to the event - thankyou thankyou thankyou, you made it a really special evening!

Hope to see you all at future CK events during the Leeds International Film Festival, 4 - 21 November!

x Martha

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