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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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May 12, 2017

GKIDS Acquires Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

GKIDS is excited to welcome Birdboy: The Forgotten Children to the GKIDS family! Directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, this Spanish film is unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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January 24, 2017

GKIDS Receives Ninth Oscar® Nomination with My Life as a Zucchini

We are honored and humbled for MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI to stand among this year’s Oscar® nominees! We are releasing the film in select theaters nationwide next month, and you can find a continually updated theater list at www.mylifeasazucchini.com.

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January 19, 2017

GKIDS Elevates David Jesteadt to President

GKIDS, the producer and distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced today that David Jesteadt has been appointed to the role of President. GKIDS founder Eric Beckman will continue to serve as CEO.
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December 5, 2016

Princess Mononoke returns to theaters for Miyazaki’s birthday!

PRINCESS MONONOKE, the classic animated film from groundbreaking writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, returns to movie theaters for TWO NIGHTS ONLY in celebration of the beloved historical fantasy’s 20th anniversary and director Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday. PRINCESS MONONOKE comes to U.S. cinemas, subtitled on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and English-dubbed on Monday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. The celebration will include the never-before-released music video directed by Hayao Miyazaki, ON YOUR MARK!

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