Funimation Films Holds Oscar® Qualifying Screenings of 'Your Name.'

Funimation Films Holds Oscar® Qualifying Screenings of Japanese Animated Masterpiece 'Your Name.' in Los Angeles December 2-8 at Laemmle Music Hall
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Exclusive Q&A Screening on Saturday, Dec. 3 with Director Makoto Shinkai


WHAT: Funimation Films is hosting an Oscar® qualifying theatrical run of Makoto Shinkai's animated masterpiece 'Your Name.' at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles from December 2-8, 2016. A special screening and Q&A with director and animator Makoto Shinkai will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 6:30PM PST at the Laemmle Music Hall – a truly rare and unique opportunity to hear from the mastermind Japan is calling the next Miyazaki.

The official North American theatrical release of 'Your Name.' is planned for early 2016 distributed and marketed by Funimation Films.

'Your Name.', currently on the Oscar® consideration list in the Best Animated Feature category that will be voted on for the 89th annual Academy Awards, is Japan's highest-grossing film of 2016 totaling more than $173M at the box office – surpassing the last two films from legendary director and animator Hayao Miyazaki, Disney and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo (2008) and The Wind Rises (2013).

'Your Name.' is the first anime feature outside of Studio Ghibli to gross more than $96 million at the Japanese box office and is the 7th highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan, surpassing film titans such as James Cameron's Avatar and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

WHEN:
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 3, 2016
MEDIA CHECK IN: 5:30 PM PST
SCREENING START: 6:30 PM PST
Q&A: 8:30PM – 9:30 PST (Tentative Pending Film Runtime)


WHERE:
LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL 3
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


SYNOPSIS: The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night's sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn't the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

For more information about "Your Name." visit the official movie website here.

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