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GKids Releases Updated Theater List for When Marnie Was There

posted on 2015-05-02 09:00 EDT
Studio Ghibli film to open May 22 in N. America

North American distributor GKids released an updated list on Thursday of theaters for its North American release of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There film.

GKids added showings in the U.S., including Chicago, Raleigh, and Dallas. The official Facebook page noted that new showings will be added every week as the film's May 22 release approaches.

Prior to its opening date, When Marnie Was There will screen at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arizona on May 5 and at the Seattle International Film Festival in Washington on May 16 and 20. The film will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to other cities.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22:

  • New York, NY - IFC Center
  • Los Angeles, CA - Landmark Nuart

The following theaters will show the film on May 29:

  • Chicago, IL - Landmark Century Centre
  • Toronto, ON - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC - Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA - Laemmle Town Center
  • Claremont, CA - Laemmle Claremont
  • North Hollywood, CA - Laemmle NoHo
  • Irvine, CA - University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5:

  • San Francisco, CA - Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA - Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Denver, CO - Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Portland, OR - Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX - Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Dallas, TX - Angelika Film Center
  • Plano, TX - Angelika Film Center
  • Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA - The Nick
  • Montréal, QC - Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC - Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC - Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC - Maison du Cinema (in French)

The following theaters will show the film on June 12:

  • Washington, DC - Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT - Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI - Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Regent Square Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN - Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC - Regal Park Terrace
  • Asheville, NC - The Carolina Asheville
  • Raleigh, NC - The Raleigh Grande
  • Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM - Regal DeVargas
  • Duluth, MN - Zinema 2
  • Amherst, MA - Amherst Cinema
  • Vancouver, WA - Kiggins Theater

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

  • St Louis, MO - Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN - Landmark Keystone Art

The following theaters will show the film on June 26:

  • Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art

GKids describes the film's story:

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend...

The English dub cast is as follows:

  • Anna Sasaki – Hailee Steinfeld
  • Marnie – Kiernan Shipka
  • Setsu Oiwa – Grey Griffin
  • Kiyomasa Oiwa – John C. Reilly
  • Hisako – Vanessa Williams
  • Yoriko – Geena Davis
  • Sayaka – Ava Acres
  • Nobuko – Raini Rodriguez
  • Mrs. Kadoya – Kathy Bates
  • Nan – Ellen Burstyn
  • Older Woman – Catherine O'Hara

When Marnie Was There adapts Joan G. Robinson's classic English children's novel of the same name. In his second film, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010's The Secret World of Arrietty) has shifted the setting from the novel's Great Britain to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido. Yonebayashi wrote the screenplay with Keiko Niwa (The Secret World of Arrietty) and Masashi Ando (A Letter to Momo, Spirited Away, Paprika). Ando also handled the character designs and animation direction. Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the film's soundtrack.

The film first premiered in North America at The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) in February.


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