Updated Theater List for When Marnie Was There

GKids has released an updated theater list for the North American release of When Marnie Was There.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22:

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

The following theaters will screen the film on May 29:

  • Chicago, IL – Landmark Century Centre
  • Toronto, ON – TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC – Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
  • Claremont, CA – Laemmle Claremont
  • North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo
  • 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
  • Menlo Park, CA – Landmark Guild Theatre
  • San Jose, CA – Camera 3 Cinemas
  • San Diego, CA – Reading Gaslamp Stadium
  • La Jolla, CA – Landmark La Jolla Village Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Lagoon Cinema
  • Grand Rapids, MI – Celebration Cinemas Woodland
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
  • Cleveland, OH – Cedar Lee Theatre
  • Akron, OH – Nightlight Cinema
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Houston, TX – Landmark River Oaks Theatre
  • 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)
  • Santa Barbara, CA – Plaza de Oro (6/10)

The following theaters will screen 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
  • Cincinnati, OH – Mariemont Theatre
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Nashville, TN – The Belcourt
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Raleigh, NC – The Raleigh Grande
  • Greensboro, NC – Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema
  • Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Cinemas
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema
  • Vancouver, WA – Kiggins Theater
  • Victoria, BC – The Vic Theatre
  • Detroit, MI – Michigan Theater (6/14)

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

  • St Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone Art
  • Hartford, CT – Real Art Ways (6/19-21, 6/26-28, 7/2-4)
  • Lambertville, NJ – ACME Screening Room (6/21 & 6/28)

The following theaters will screen the film on June 26:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

The following theaters will show the film on July 3:

  • Seattle, WA – SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome

Source: ANN

GKids Releases an Updated Theater List for When Marnie Was There

North American distributor GKids has released an updated list of theaters for its North American release of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There anime film.

GKids added showings in the U.S., including Chicago, Raleigh, and Dallas. The official Facebook page noted that new showings will be added every week as the film’s May 22 release approaches.

Prior to its opening date, When Marnie Was There will screen at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arizona on May 5, 2015 and at the Seattle International Film Festival in Washington on May 16 and 20, 2015. The film will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to other cities.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22, 2015:

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

The following theaters will screen the film on May 29, 2015:

  • Chicago, IL – Landmark Century Centre
  • Toronto, ON – TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC – Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
  • Claremont, CA – Laemmle Claremont
  • North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo
  • Irvine, CA – University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5, 2015:

  • 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
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • 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 screen the film on June 12, 2015:

  • 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
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Raleigh, NC – The Raleigh Grande
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema
  • Vancouver, WA – Kiggins Theater

The following theaters will show the film on June 19, 2015:

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

The following theaters will screen the film on June 26, 2015:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

GKids describes the film’s story as:

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…

Source: ANN

When Marnie Was There Is Heading to More North American Theaters

GKids has announced the list of confirmed theaters that will be screening Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There in May and June 2015.

The film will open in two theaters on May 22, 2015:

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

When Marnie Was There will open in the following theaters on May 29, 2015:

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

These theaters will screen the film on June 5, 2015:

  • 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)

When Marnie Was There will open in the following theaters on June 12, 2015:

  • 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 screen the film on June 19, 2015:

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

When Marnie Was There will screen at the following theater on June 21, 2015:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

GKids noted in their announcement that they will announce more theaters every week leading up to the opening on May 22, 2015.

GKids describes the story of When Marnie Was There as:

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…

Source: ANN

English Dub Trailer for When Marnie Was There

GKids is now streaming the English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There.

The film will open in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015. The initial release will be limited to New York and Los Angeles, but GKids will expand the screening in the following weeks.

The English dub cast includes:

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

GKids describes the story as:

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…

Source: ANN

Studio Ghibli Documentary Is Now Streaming on Netflix

Netflix is now streaming The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary that focuses on Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki. It was filmed during the production of The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

The documentary was directed by Mami Sunada, who is famous for her 2011 documentary film Ending Note that focused on her dying father from cancer, and recently filmed the promotional video for Yumi Arai’s “Hikoukigumo,” which was used as the theme song for Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.

Source: Crunchyroll

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Leaves Studio Ghibli

During a talk show event for the release of the Blu-ray/DVD of When Marnie Was There in Tokyo, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, confirmed that he left Studio Ghibli at the end of 2014 and was no longer a member of the company.

Yonebaysahi was quoted as saying, “I talked with producer (Yoshiaki) Nishimura about what to do. I still want to make films, though it isn’t clear what they will be like. For example, I want to try an action-oriented or fantasy film, which are totally opposite from Marnie.”

His last film at Studio Ghibi, When Marnie Was There opened in Japan on July 19, 2014, and earned 379 million yen on 285,200 admissions in its first weekend. It was only 42% of his first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty‘s 900 million yen in July 2010. Marnie‘s total box office revenue in Japan was 3.53 billion yen, almost one-third of Arriety‘s 9.25 billion.

Source: Crunchyroll

The Hawaii International Film Festival Will Screen When Marnie Was There

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) in Honolulu will screen Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There on April 18, 2015 and April 19, 2015 before it opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles.

GKids ‘initial release will be limited to New York and Los Angeles, but it will expand the screening in the following weeks. GKids also announced that Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres, Raini Roodriguez, Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, and Catherine O’Hara will star in the English dub.

GKids describes the story as:

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

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 has changed the setting from the novel’s Great Britain to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido. Yonebayashi wrote the screenplay with Keiko Niwa and Masashi Ando. Ando also handled the character designs and animation direction. Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the film’s soundtrack.

Source: ANN