Arrietty Screening to Be Held in Dallas on January 22
posted on by Egan Loo
The USA Film Festival in Dallas announced on Friday that it is working with GKIDS to hold a screening of The Secret World of Arrietty on January 22 at 3:00 p.m. Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's Arrietty film will receive a theatrical run in North America starting on February 17. In conjunction with A-Kon, the festival will screen 11 Ghibli films on new 35mm prints from January 21 to 22, and A-Kon fans can reserve tickets before sales to the general public begin.
Arrietty re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home, and their struggle to remain hidden from the human "beans."
The movie originally opened in Japanese theaters in July 2010 with supervision by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film also received a different English dub in the U.K. and ran in theaters there in August.