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Poppy Hill, 6 Other Ghibli Films to Screen in Massachusetts

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Theater in Amherst to screen Miyazaki Festival in March-April

The Amherst Cinema in Amherst, Massachusetts will screen seven Studio Ghibli films, including From Up On Poppy Hill, in March-April as a part of the theater's "Miyazaki Festival." The festival will also screen Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away in Japanese with English subtitles.

Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill will screen on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. The film follows a group of Yokohama teens in their quest against a wrecking ball that threatens to destroy their school's clubhouse in preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. North American distributor GKIDS has acquired the rights the film. GKIDS will screen the film in Los Angeles and New York on March 15. "Big cities" will then receive the film in the following two weeks, and still more cities the week after. GKIDS will then release From Up On Poppy Hill on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The film was submitted for an Oscar nomination, and was shortlisted for a Golden Globe nomination, but it did not make either of the final nomination lists. The film has been nominated for an Annie Award.

Thanks to John C. Watson for the news tip.

Image © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi, Tetsurō Sayama, GNDHDDT

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