Ghibli's When Marnie Was There Film Heads to More N. American Theaters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toronto, Vancouver, California, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis, Denver, Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Quebec, D.C, Salt Lake City, more

Animated film distribution company GKids announced on Wednesday the list of confirmed theaters that will show the Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There over the next two months.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22:

  • New York, NY - IFC Center
  • Los Angeles, CA - Landmark Nuart

The following theaters will show the film on May 29:

  • Toronto, ON - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC - Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA - Laemmle Town Center
  • Irvine, CA - University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5:

  • San Francisco, CA - Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA - Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Denver, CO - Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Portland, OR - Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX - Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA - The Nick
  • Montréal, QC - Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC - Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC - Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC - Maison du Cinema (in French)

The following theaters will show the film on June 12:

  • Washington, DC - Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT - Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI - Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Regent Square Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN - Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC - Regal Park Terrace
  • Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM - Regal DeVargas
  • Amherst, MA - Amherst Cinema

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

  • St Louis, MO - Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN - Landmark Keystone Art

The following theaters will show the film on June 21:

  • Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art

In the announcement, GKids also noted that they will announce more theaters every week leading up the May 22 opening.

GKids describes the film's story:

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend...

GKids began streaming the English-dubbed trailer of when Marnie Was There last week.

The English dub cast is as follows:

  • Anna Sasaki – Hailee Steinfeld
  • Marnie – Kiernan Shipka
  • Setsu Oiwa – Grey Griffin
  • Kiyomasa Oiwa – John C. Reilly
  • Hisako – Vanessa Williams
  • Yoriko – Geena Davis
  • Sayaka – Ava Acres
  • Nobuko – Raini Rodriguez
  • Mrs. Kadoya – Kathy Bates
  • Nan – Ellen Burstyn
  • Older Woman – Catherine O'Hara

When Marnie Was There adapts Joan G. Robinson's classic English children's novel of the same name. In his second film, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010's The Secret World of Arrietty) has shifted the setting from the novel's Great Britain to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido. Yonebayashi wrote the screenplay with Keiko Niwa (The Secret World of Arrietty) and Masashi Ando (A Letter to Momo, Spirited Away, Paprika). Ando also handled the character designs and animation direction. Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the film's soundtrack.

The film first premiered in North America at The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) in February.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Jex2193

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