Viz Pictures Announces Theatrical Screening of Linda Linda Linda in Boston

Jan 8th 2007
VIZ PICTURES ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL SCREENING OF LINDA LINDA LINDA IN
BOSTON

Film About An All-Girl Rock And Roll Band A Favorite At International
Film Festivals And Features Soundtrack By Ex-Smashing Pumpkins
Guitarist

San Francisco, CA, January 8, 2007 – VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of
VIZ
Media LLC, the leading U.S. publisher of Japanese animation and comics
that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced
the theatrical screening of the critically acclaimed rock and roll film
LINDA LINDA LINDA in Cambridge, MA. The film debuted in New York City
to
rave reviews. The Boston release will take place at the Brattle Theatre
in Cambridge beginning on January 12th running through January 18th,
2007.

LINDA LINDA LINDA was directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita and depicts what
happens to an all-girl high school rock band following an untimely
break-up over musical differences. Only three days before their high
school festival, guitarist Kei (Yu Kashii), drummer Kyoto (Aki Maeda of
Battle Royale), and bassist Nozumi (Shiori Sekine) are forced to
recruit
a new lead vocalist for their band. They choose Korean exchange student
Son (Doona Bae of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), though her comprehension
of Japanese is a bit rough! It’s a race against time as the group
struggles to learn three tunes for the festival’s rock
concert—including
a classic '80s punk-pop song by the Japanese group The Blue Hearts
called “Linda Linda”…

LINDA LINDA LINDA is ultimately about the growing camaraderie between
the band and their new singer and the amusingly awkward relationships
between each girl and her respective family, teachers and other
students

The film has been critically acclaimed at more than 40 film festivals
around the world, including Toronto International Film Festival, London
International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam,
etc.
Linda Linda Linda was also named 2006 Winner, “Number One Film of the
Year by Eiga Geijutsu Magazine which is one of the most prestigious
film
magazines in Japan. The film garnered rave reviews at its US premiere
in
New York and continues the momentum as it makes it's way across the
country in selected cities.

The film’s eclectic score, composed by ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist
James Iha, combined with the infectious covers of several Blue Hearts
songs, a cameo appearance by the Ramones, and a healthy does of punk
belligerence produces this wonderfully entertaining and off-beat story.
Audiences will root for these young musicians to overcome the dramas of
high school rivalries in this film gem. For more information on the
film
please go to http://linda-movie.com.

“VIZ Pictures is pleased to release LINDA LINDA LINDA domestically
and
we look forward to its warm reception by audiences here.” says Manami
Iiboshi, the director of marketing for VIZ Pictures. “The newly
launched
VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of Viz Media is committed to bringing a
variety of unique titles from Japan to the U.S. Our first release,
TRAIN
MAN: DENSHA OTOKO, has been acclaimed by film critics and together with
LINDA LINDA LINDA demonstrates the kinds of distinctive titles VIZ
Pictures will continue to offer.”

The screening will take place at the The Brattle Theatre located at 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. More information on the screening can be
found at http://www.brattlefilm.org.

About VIZ Pictures, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Pictures, Inc. distributes Japanese
live-action films and DVDs, with particular focus on Japanese "kawaii
(cute) and cool" pop culture. VIZ Pictures approaches each film release
from a J-pop fan's point of view. TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO is the first
VIZ Pictures title, and the company will continue to offer the most
entertaining live action motion pictures straight from the "Kingdom of
Pop" for audiences of all ages in North America. VIZ Pictures, Inc. is
an affiliate of Viz Media, LLC, the San Francisco-based leading U.S.
publisher of Japanese manga (comics) and merchandise licensor of
Japanese animation such as the popular "NARUTO" animated TV series.
© 2006 VIZ Pictures, Inc

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), is one
of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of
manga
publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content.
Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and
animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan Production
Co., Ltd. (Sho-Pro Japan), Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and
distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The
company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as
SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio
soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from
initial
production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise
licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.

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