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Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill Opens in New York City Today

posted on 2013-03-15 02:00 EDT
L.A., Chicago, S.F., Palo Alto, Berkeley, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Diego, Long Island to show film later

GKids' release of Goro Miyazaki's From Up On Poppy Hill film will open in the United States today as part of The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) at the IFC Center and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Long Island wil host more screenings later this month.

From Up On Poppy Hill adapts the 1960s shōjo manga of the same name by Tetsurō Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi. The film follows Umi (The Spiderwick Chronicles' Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Star Trek's Anton Yelchin) in a budding romance as they come together to save their school's clubhouse. Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay adaptation, and his son Goro Miyazaki directed the film. GKids will release the film on home video after the theatrical run.

The dub cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Princess Mononoke), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days, American Graffiti), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City, The Good Wife), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running, Coming Home), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).


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