Friday, March 22, 2013

JAPANESE ANIME FILM PRESCREENING


Atlanta...The Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta will host a free prescreening of the anime film "From Up on Poppy Hill" in Atlanta on Thursday, March 28, 2013 to show appreciation for the support of Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.  This film is part of its ongoing 2013 Japanese Film Festival.
  
The prescreening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta GA 30308.  The Landmark Theatre is located on the corner of 8th and Monroe and has plenty of nearby parking.  
  
Seats are limited.  Those interested in attending should contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta at info@aa.mofa.go.jp with their name and the number of tickets requested.  A confirmation email will be sent to those receiving tickets. 

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara) (2011, 91 minutes) (Dubbed in English)
Animation, Goro Miyazaki, Japan
  
From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arrietty) comes From Up on Poppy Hill, the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up on Poppy Hill captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama's harbor and lush surroundings. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli. GKIDS is the distributor for this film. 
  
From Up on Poppy Hill is scheduled to open in Atlanta on April 19th.  
 

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