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NY Int'l Children's Film Fest to Screen Summer Wars (Updated)

posted on by Gia Manry
English dub of "official 2011 Oscar submission" premieres on November 20 in NYC

The New York International Children's Film Festival has announced that it will be hosting a screening of Mamoru Hosoda and Madhouse's anime film Summer Wars on November 20 at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City. The screening, which will be the premiere of the English-language dub, will take place at 1:00 p.m. Each ticket costs US$11 for adults and US$9 for children and includes admission to Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara's exhibit "Nobody's Fool," which opened at the Asia Society on Tuesday.

Summer Wars is the award-winning film from the anime Studio Madhouse, director Hosoda, screenwriter Satoko Okudera, and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. (This same core team worked together on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.) The film features a modern-day family involved with a conflict that spans their world and the virtual world known as Oz. American distributor Funimation plans to release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2011, and submit it for an Oscar nomination.

In the official e-mail announcement sent by the New York International Children's Film Festival, the film is referred to as an "official 2011 Oscar submission."

Image © 2009 Summer Wars Film Partners

Update: Screening's locaton corrected. Thanks, enurtsol.

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