Wolf Children's Mamoru Hosoda to Attend NY Children's Int'l Film Fest

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Summer Wars director to host Q&A sessions on March 9 after Wolf Children screenings

The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) revealed on Tuesday that it will host director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) for two Q&A sessions after the screening of Wolf Children on Saturday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The film is also screening during the festival on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. and March 24 at 4:30 p.m. The film's story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. When the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city. Funimation licensed Wolf Children and plans to release it this year in theaters and on home video.

The festival is also screening the U.S. premiere of Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's From Up On Poppy Hill anime film on March 16 and 17, and the U.S. premiere of the English dub for Koji Masunari's Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW film on March 3 and 16. The festival has added additional screenings of From Up On Poppy Hill due to high demand. Tickets for screenings of all three films are available now on the festival's website.

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