New York Int'l Children's Film Fest to Show Earthsea
posted on by Jacob Browning
The New York International Children's Film Festival announced that it will screen Studio Ghibli's Tales From Earthsea (Gedo Senki) on August 1 in New York City. The 2006 movie is the first feature directed by Goro Miyazaki (studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki's son), and it adapts the Earthsea fantasy novels by Ursula K. Le Guin.
This East Coast premiere of the film will take place on August 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the IFC Center theater. (The film will launch its regular run in New York City and other American cities on August 13.) The film is dubbed and features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, and Willem Dafoe. The first families in line will receive Miyazaki DVDs and Earthsea posters.
Tales From Earthsea is set in a medieval world with castles and dragons. The world is threatened by an imbalance of magical forces when a dark sorcerer seeks to attain immortality. Three people rise to fight the sorcerer, including troubled young Prince Arren, master wizard Sparrowhak, and a young woman named Therru.
Tickets can be purchased at NYICFF's website.
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