A small boy crawls on the forest floor with a few small piglet creatures.

Still from Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, 2013.

Cinematheque: Politics – Matinee

CMOA Theater

Free Event


We all practice politics, though we may not all be politicians. Politics signifies an active engagement with governance. As observers and creators, artists often reveal the mechanisms of governance—how rules and regulations affect individuals and their everyday lives, and how we can reinterpret them.

Film Showing:

  • Isao Takahata, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, 2013. Run time: 2:17:00
    Based on the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, the film revolves around the divine princess who revels in and struggles with mortal life and its many rules. Carnegie International artist Rachel Rose raved, “really, one of the most inspiring films that I wish I had seen as a kid.”

About Cinematheque

The 2018 International transforms the CMOA Theater into a cinematheque. Taking its name from the French, a cinematheque is a small film house or a film library. Libraries open up a world of knowledge to the public, and the International’s Cinematheque likewise brings to Pittsburgh worlds captured by filmmakers near and far.

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