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Screening of Gimme Gimme Octopus

Screening of Gimme Gimme Octopus

The Old Pasadena Film Festival, a month-long, free movie series, featuring screenings in predominantly outdoor locations returns July 5 – 27. This annual summer film program celebrates motion picture in all of its forms offering a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres. With twenty-three screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free open-air film festival in California and draws a broad local and regional audience. The Armory Center for the Arts joins the schedule this year with art-themed films:

Gimme Gimme Octopus (1973)
This tokusatsu (live action with special effects) Japanese children’s television show ran from 1973-74. Each episode is exactly 2 minutes and 41 seconds, and revels in audacious, subversive, and surreal humor. The star of each episode is Kure Kure Takora (Gimme Gimme Octopus), a red octopus who wants everything he sees and says Kure! Kure! (I want it! I want it!) all of the time.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103