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Arrietty Screening to Be Held in Dallas on January 22

posted on 2012-01-06 13:15 EST
Screening held 1 month before February 17 opening in North America

The USA Film Festival in Dallas announced on Friday that it is working with GKIDS to hold a screening of The Secret World of Arrietty on January 22 at 3:00 p.m. Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's Arrietty film will receive a theatrical run in North America starting on February 17. In conjunction with A-Kon, the festival will screen 11 Ghibli films on new 35mm prints from January 21 to 22, and A-Kon fans can reserve tickets before sales to the general public begin.

Arrietty re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home, and their struggle to remain hidden from the human "beans."

The movie originally opened in Japanese theaters in July 2010 with supervision by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film also received a different English dub in the U.K. and ran in theaters there in August.



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