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Rock opera ‘Inu-Oh’ on Cinema Capitol screen

Posted 9/8/22

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will screen “Inu-Oh."

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Rock opera ‘Inu-Oh’ on Cinema Capitol screen

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ROME  — Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will screen “Inu-Oh” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 and 4 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.

Born to an esteemed family, Inu-Oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-Oh discovers a captivating ability to dance.

The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.

Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, “Ping Pong the Animation”) and vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, “Inu-Oh” is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents.

Tickets can be purchased at www.romecapitol.com or by calling 315-337-6277. Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

“Inu-Oh” runs 98 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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