Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 | GKIDS Presents 20th Anniversary Showings of Isao Takahata’s ‘Grave of The Fireflies’

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 | GKIDS Presents 20th Anniversary Showings of Isao Takahata's 'Grave of The Fireflies' 1


WHAT: Throughout 2018, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured animated features to U.S. cinemas. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises.

Up next from ‘Studio Ghibli Fest 2018’, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, is “Grave of The Fireflies.” Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Isao Takahata, the film has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth. Their struggle is a tribute to the human spirit. Presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, “Grave of The Fireflies” is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

WHO: GKIDS and Fathom Events

WHEN: Sunday, August 12 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)

Monday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled)

Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)

WHERE: Tickets for “Grave Of The Fireflies” can be purchased online by visiting or and at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in over 700 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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