Anime Rom-Com 'The Night is Short, Walk On Girl' Hits Big Screens Nationwide for a Two-Night U.S. Premiere This Summer
DENVER – June 28, 2018 – Following “Your Name” producer Genki Kawamura's “Fireworks,” coming to cinemas nationwide on July 3, 5 and 7, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events will continue their extended partnership with two summer showings of director Masaaki Yuasa's "The Night is Short, Walk On Girl.” The second of several new titles selected for U.S. cinema audiences in 2018, "The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” event will also feature an exclusive interview with Masaaki Yuasa (“Mind Game,” “Lu Over the Wall”).
Tickets for "The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” are available at www.FathomEvents.com or www.NightIsShort.com and participating box offices.
Presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS, "The Night is Short, Walk On Girl,” debuts in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, August 21 with an encore showing on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates). The film will also receive a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting Wednesday, August 22. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website and www.NightIsShort.com (theaters and participants are subject to change). All showings feature the film in its original Japanese language, subtitled in English.
“The Night is Short, Walk On Girl” is a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife. Simultaneously, she is unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.
“We are proud to introduce the next animated feature in our ongoing partnership with GKIDS,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “'The Night is Short, Walk On Girl,' is a great opportunity for anime fans to experience new content in this space in addition to STUDIO GHIBLI FEST and several of our other anime events.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei's Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and popular anime franchises like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world's most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.