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Liz and the Blue Bird, Maquia to Screen at LA Femme International Film Festival

posted on by Karen Ressler
Screenings scheduled for this weekend

Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced on Monday that it will screen Liz and the Blue Bird and Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms at LA Femme International Film Festival this week. Maquia will screen on October 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Liz and the Blue Bird will screen in competition on October 14 at 12:00 p.m., both at the Regal Theater Stadium 14 at LA Live.

Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's Liz and the Blue Bird anime film will open in United States theaters on November 9. The film opened in Japan on April 21, and earned 53,573,900 yen (about US$492,400) in its opening weekend. Anime Expo screened the film in July.

The film is the first of two planned all-new anime films for the Sound! Euphonium franchise, based on Ayano Takeda's Sound! Euphonium novel series. Liz and the Blue Bird is based on the Sound! Euphonium ーKitauji Kōkō Suisōgakubu, Hanran no Dai Ni Gakushō: Kōhen (Sound! Euphonium - The Kitauji High School Concert Band's Turbulent Second Movement: Part 2) novel.

Maquia is the directorial debut of anime screenwriter Okada (The Anthem of the Heart, anohana). She wrote the film's script at P.A. Works.

The film premiered in Japan on February 24. Eleven Arts Anime Studio began screening the film in theaters in the U.S. and Canada with English subtitles beginning on July 20, and with an English dub on September 21.

The Los Angeles-based LA Femme International Film Festival will be held this October 11-14 in Beverly Hills, California with the goal of highlighting the work of female producers, writers, and directors. The festival will also screen episodes of Megalobox with series producer Minako Fujiyoshi and writer Joelle Sellner in attendance.

Source: Press release

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