Shaenon takes a crawl through the manga version of one of Makoto Shinkai's beloved films.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Film Festival DatesSep 16th 2011
Following its July release in theaters in Japan, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos now comes to the U.S.!
The feature-length animated film, the second of the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, begins its U.S. film festival run this weekend at the Burbank International Film Festival.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos screens Saturday, 9/17, at 1:00 p.m. at Burbank's AMC 6. Visit here http://www.burbankfilmfestival.org/film_sat_17.html# 1pm to buy tickets.
The movie from the animation studio BONES follows a fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities who leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory – even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.
Other festivals booked include:
The Hawaii Intl Film Festival – the screening is set for 10/18 at 9:15 p.m.
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival – 11/3/11-6; screening date, time and location TBA
Toronto's Reel Asian International Film Festival – 11/8 – 11/19, TBA
The San Francisco International Animation Festival - 11/11-11/14, TBA
All festival screenings will feature the English subtitled version of the film.
FUNimation Entertainment will release Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos on DVD and Blu-ray in the Spring.
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