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January 21, 2020

GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Masaaki Yuasa’s Film ‘Ride Your Wave’ to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide

The New Feature Film from Cult Favorite Director Masaaki Yuasa Comes to U.S. Cinemas on February 19

 

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GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events will continue their partnership with a special showing of visionary director Masaaki Yuasa’s new film “Ride Your Wave” on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English subtitled). With “Ride Your Wave,” Yuasa (“The Night is Short, Walk On Girl,” “Devilman Crybaby,” “Keep Your Hands Off Of Eizouken”) applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a deeply emotional tale of romance, grief and self-discovery.  In addition to the full feature, audiences will view an exclusive interview with “Ride Your Wave” producer and Science SARU animation studio co-founder Eunyoung Choi (“The Night is Short, Walk On Girl,” “Devilman Crybaby,” “Keep Your Hands Off Of Eizouken”).

Tickets for “Ride Your Wave” are available at www.RideYourWaveMovie.com and participating theater box offices.

GKIDS and Fathom Events will present “Ride Your Wave” in  more than 500 select movie theaters on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. GKIDS will open the feature theatrically in Los Angeles starting February 21.

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

“We are thrilled to bring fans this joyous and touching feature from Masaaki Yuasa,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt, “In this heartfelt tale of romance, loss, and self-discovery, Yuasa continues to expand on his distinctive artistic vision.”

“We are proud to once again join with GKIDS to bring a high-anticipated Masaaki Yuasa film to American audiences,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Anime fans have enjoyed the GKIDS/Fathom partnership with such celebrated events as the annual ‘Studio Ghibli Fest’ series, ‘Promare,’ ‘Werathering With You,’ and more.”

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January 9, 2020

SATOSHI KON’S CLASSIC ANIMATED FEATURE ‘TOKYO GODFATHERS’ COMES TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON MARCH 9 AND 11

Satoshi Kon’s Classic Animated Feature

‘Tokyo Godfathers’

Comes to Theaters Nationwide on March 9 and 11

Film to Be Re-Released by GKIDS and Fathom Events in Theaters Nationwide

Featuring New 4k Restoration and English Language Version

DENVER – January 9, 2019 – GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events announced today that “Tokyo Godfathers,” the critically-acclaimed animated feature from director Satoshi Kon (“Perfect Blue,” “Paprika”), will return to theaters in a new 4K restoration this March. GKIDS previously re-released a remastered version of Satoshi Kon’s groundbreaking psychological thriller “Perfect Blue” in 2018 in partnership with Fathom Events. ASIFA-Hollywood recently announced that Kon would posthumously receive the Winsor McCay Award, the organization’s award for lifetime achievement in animation, at their upcoming 2020 Annie Awards ceremony, and a new stage play based on “Tokyo Godfathers” has just been announced by the New National Theatre, Tokyo, to be performed during the theater’s 2020-21 season.

Beginning on Friday, January 31 tickets for “Tokyo Godfathers” will be available at www.TokyoGodfathersMovie.com and participating theater box offices.

GKIDS and Fathom Events will present “Tokyo Godfathers” in select movie theaters across the U.S. on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language subtitled) and Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language dubbed). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

“We are pleased to partner with GKIDS to bring this wonderful re-release to American cinemas,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Anime fans nationwide will once again be able to enjoy the brilliant work of Satoshi Kon in their local theaters among likeminded audiences.”

For artwork/photos related to “Tokyo Godfathers” visit the GKIDS press site.

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February 8, 2019

MIRAI TO RETURN TO THEATERS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18

MIRAI TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN SELECT NATIONWIDE MARKETS

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18TH

 

VISIT MIRAIMOVIE.COM FOR THEATER LISTINGS

Please check back there as this list will be continually updated

 

Mirai, US Poster

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