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The 2013 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, "the first fully dedicated annual Japanese film event for Northern California and the S.F. Bay Area," will screen the American premiere of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo on Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. The festival will also screen the science-fiction film on Monday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. The screenings will have the Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles.
Funimation announced earlier this month that it licensed the film for North America. This third film in Hideaki Anno's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series earned over 5.1 billion yen during its theater run. While the first film hewed closely to the original television series, the second film went in a different direction, and the third film went still further in its own storyline. Here is the third film's trailer from its Australian distributor Madman Entertainment:
The festival will also host the U.S. premieres of the live-action Library Wars film on August 2 and 3 with director Shinsuke Sato in attendance, the Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge film (August 3), Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower film (July 28), and the Resident Evil: Damnation film (July 28).
The anime slate includes the San Francisco premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children film (July 28), and the encore screening of Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning (August 2). The festival will screen the live-action film adaptations of Kyoko Okazaki's psychological manga Helter Skelter (San Francisco premiere, August 3), Minoru Furuya's psychological manga Himizu (San Francisco premiere, August 4), Nobuhiro Watsuki's historical action manga Rurouni Kenshin (San Francisco premiere, July 28 and August 1), and the science-fiction anime Space Battleship Yamato (West Coast premiere, August 4).
In addition, it will show Miwa Nishikawa's comedy Dreams for Sale (San Francisco premiere, July 27), the How to Build a Mobile House documentary about architect Kyohei Sakaguchi (U.S. premiere, July 27), Takashi Miike's new thriller Lesson of the Evil (U.S. premiere, July 27 & July 30), and the suspense film Platinum Data (U.S. premiere, August 1 and 3) with Kazunari Ninomiya (Gantz, Letters From Iwo Jima).