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A Letter to Momo Plays in North Hollywood for 1 Week

posted on 2013-11-16 01:15 EST
Oscar-qualifying run for I.G's family film by Jin-Roh director Hiroyuki Okiura

GKids began screening Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's A Letter to Momo film at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theater in North Hollywood on Friday. The film will run for one week in this Los Angeles County theater to qualify for the Academy Awards consideration.

A Letter to Momo follows a girl named Momo who struggles with her father's sudden passing and her move to the countryside. Momo finds an otherworldly surprise at her new home. Okiura spent seven years planning, writing, storyboarding, and directing the film; it is his first return to the proverbial director's chair since Jin-Roh in 2000. The film originally had its world premiere in Canada in 2011 before opening in Japan in 2012.

GKids and Cinedigm are collaborating to release the film later on home video. GKids had originally planned to release the film in North American theaters last year, but delayed the screenings until this year to qualify for the Academy Awards that will be held in early 2014. GKids is also screening the French film Ernest & Celestine at the Laemmle NoHo 7 for Academy Awards consideration.


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