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Short Peace Film Opens in Several U.S. Cities on Friday

posted on 2014-04-18 03:00 EDT
Shuhei Morita's Oscar-nominated "Possessions" among shorts by Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, Katsuhiro Otomo

Short Peace, an anthology of four short anime films from directors Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, and Katsuhiro Otomo, will open in several cities throughout the United States on Friday. It will open in still more cities over the coming weeks. Among the four shorts is "Possessions," the anime that was nominated for an Academy Award this past year.

The following theaters will screen the film:

State City Theater Date Address Ticket link
AL Birmingham The Edge 12 April 18 @ 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm 7001 Crestwood Blvd.Birmingham, AL 35210 Tickets
AZ Tempe Harkins Theatres
- Valley Art
April 18 – April 24
@ 1:00 pm, 2:50 pm, 4:40 pm,
6:30 pm, 8:20 pm
509 S. Mill Ave.Tempe, AZ 85281 Tickets
AZ Phoenix Film Bar May 3 @ 3:50 pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
815 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets
AZ Tucson The Loft Cinema May 16 – 22 3233 East Speedway Blvd.Tucson, AZ 85716 Tickets
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2000 Wible Rd.Bakersfield, CA 93304 TBA
CA Corona Dos Lagos 15 April 24 @ 7:00 pm 2710 Lakeshore Dr.
Corona, CA 92883
TBA
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent April 18 @ 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm
April 19 @ 5:20 pm, 6:45 pm
April 20 @ 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm
April 21 @ 4:30 pm
April 22 @ 5:30 pm
April 23 @ 3:00 pm
April 24 @ 4:30 pm
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 41090 California Oaks Rd.Murrieta, CA 92562 Tickets
CA Rohnert Park Rohnert Park 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 555 Rohnert Park EXPY West.Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Tickets
CA Sacramento Tower Theater April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2508 Land Pk. Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tickets
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 701 5th Ave.San Diego, CA 92101 Tickets
CA San Francisco New People April 24 @ 7:00 pm 1746 Post St.San Francisco, CA 94115 Tickets
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
- Littleton
April 18 @ 10:00 pm 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850Littleton, CO 80120 Tickets
FL Clearwater/Tampa Bay Clearwater Cinema Café April 19 @ 11:00 pm 24095 US 19 NorthClearwater, Fl Available at
the theater
FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm 503 SE 6th St.Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Tickets
FL Hollywood Cinema Paradiso April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm 2008 Hollywood Blvd,Hollywood, FL 33019 Tickets
FL Jacksonville Sun-Ray Cinema April 26 @ 7:15 pm 1028 Park St.
Jacksonville, Fl 32204
Tickets
FL Gulf Breeze Movies 4 Gulf Breeze April 26 @ 9:30 pm
May 3 @ 9:30 pm
1175 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL
Available at
the theater
GA Duluth Studio Movie Grill
- Duluth
April 23 @ 7:30 pm
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
3850 Venture Dr.Duluth, GA 30096 Tickets
HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater May 1 @ 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
May 2 @ 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm
900 South Beretania St.Honolulu, HI 96814 Tickets
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 1044 Auahi St.Honolulu, HI 96814 Tickets
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 April 21 @ 7:00 pm 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,Kahului, HI 96732 Tickets
IL Wheaton Studio Movie Grill
- Wheaton
April 23 @ 7:30 pm
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
301 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
Tickets
IN Indianapolis Georgetown 14 Cinemas April 19 @ 7:00 pm & 8:45 pm 3898 Lafayette Rd.Indianapolis, IN 46254 Tickets
LA New Orleans Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary
Arts Center
May 9 – 15 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
TBA
MA Boston Brattle Theatre May 12 @ 8:30 pm
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
40 Brattle St.Cambridge, MA 02138 TBA
MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater May 3 @ 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:30 pm 4135 W Maple Road.Bloomfield, MI 48301 Tickets
MO Kansas City Armour Screenland May 1 @ 8:00 pm & 9:30 pm
May 2 @ 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
408 Armour Rd.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Tickets
NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill April 21 @ 9:00 pm 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd.Raleigh, NC 27615 Tickets
NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas April 18 – 19
@12:45pm, 2:25pm, 4:05pm, 5:45pm,
7:25pm, 9:05pm, 10:45pm

April 20 – 24
12:45pm, 2:25pm, 4:05pm, 5:45pm,
7:25pm, 9:05pm
1305 Battleground Ave.Greensboro, NC 27408 Tickets
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex April 21 @ 7:00 pm 180 N Main St.Manville, NJ 08835 Tickets
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema March 21 @ 10:30 pm
March 22 @ 10:30 pm
3405 Central Ave.
NE Albuquerque, NM
Available at
the theater
NM Santa Fe Jean Cocteau Cinema May 16 – 22 418 Montezuma Ave.Santa Fe NM 87501 Tickets
NY New York Village East Cinema April 21 @ 7:00 pm 181 – 189 2nd AveNew York, NY 10012 Tickets
NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema April 24 @ 7:30 pm
April 25 @ 5:00 pm
April 26 @ 5:00 pm
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
3131 sheridan Dr.Amherst, NY 14226 Available at
the theater
OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas
- Cedar Lee
April 27 @ 7:30 pm 2163 Lee Rd.Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Tickets
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center April 18 @ 9:30 pm
April 20 @ 2:00 pm
April 23 @ 7:30 pm
1550 North High St.Columbus, OH 43201 Tickets
OK Tulsa Select Cinemas
- RiverWalk Movies
April 20 @ 8:00 pm 600 RiverWalk Terrace.Jenks, OK 74037 Tickets
OR Portland Hollywood Theatre May 23 @ 9:30 pm 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.Portland, OR 97212 Tickets
PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre May 3 @ 1:00 pm
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
1449 Potomac Ave.Dormont, PA 15216 May 3
May 4
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse
- Austin Lakeline
May 14 14028 N US Highway 183,Bldg F. Austin, TX 78717 TBA
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse
- Vintage Park
April 26 @ 7:30 pm
April 29 @ 7:30 pm
114 Vintage Park Blvd,Bldg H, Ste J, Houston, TX 77070 Tickets
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse
- Mason Park
April 19 @ 7:30 pm
April 24 @ 7:30 pm
531 South Mason Road.Katy, TX 77450 Tickets
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café
- Dallas
April 21 @ 7:00 pm 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Ste 230, Dallas, TX 75206 Tickets
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Café
– Plano
April 21 @ 7:00 pm 7205 Bishop Rd. Ste E6Plano, TX 75024 Tickets
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
- Westlakes
April 20 @ 4:15 pm 1255 SW Loop 410.San Antonio, TX 78227 Tickets
UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres
- Jordan Commons
April 26 @ 9:00 pm 9400 South State St.Sandy, UT TBA
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café
- Mosaic
April 21 @ 7:00 pm 2911 District Ave.Fairfax , VA 22031 Tickets
WA Seattle Grand Illusion April 24 @ 8:45 pm
April 25 @ 6:00 pm
April 27 @ 2:30 pm
1403 NE 50th St.Seattle, WA 98105 Tickets

"Possessions" ("Tsukumo")
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award-nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo).


Aoi Yūki as Komachi Sorimono
Takeshi Kusao as Kaeru Hebisakka
Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi
Character Design: Daisuke Sajiki (Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek)
Music: Reiji Kitazato (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)

"Combustible" ("Hi-no-youjin")
Grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award-winning Combustible (Hi-no-youjin).


Saori Hayami as Owaka
Masakazu Morita as Matsuyoshi
Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
CG Director: Shūji Shinoda (Valvrave the Liberator)
Art: Yoshiaki Honma (Maburaho), Junichi Taniguchi (Make-Up! Sailor Senshi)
Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara (Memories' Cannon Fodder)
Music: Makoto Kubota

"Gambo"
A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).


Mutsumi Tamura as Kao
Daisuke Namikawa as Nigenji
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!)
Original Story Concept/Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Taste of Tea)
Screenplay: Katsuhito Ishii, Kensuke Yamamoto (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 3D effects)
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, .hack, Summer Wars)
Music: Hikaru Nanase (Polyphonica, Galaxy Angel)


"Buki yo Saraba" (A Farewell to Weapons)
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action packed A Farewell To Weapons (Buki yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo's tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.

Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit)


Sentai Filmworks plans to release the series on bilingual Blu-ray and DVD. Namco Bandai Games will also release all four anime shorts, as well as the fifth part, the Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day 2D-scrolling action game, on the PlayStation 3 in the West this spring. The compilation will be exclusive to the PLAYSTATION Network in North America and Europe.


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