Film: From Up on Poppy Hill

I just happened upon the Facebook page for the film this morning.

The two theaters announced so far for the Chicago area for release March 29th:
Chicago – Landmark Century 7
Evanston, IL – CinéArts at Evanston

If you want to catch it, there are still showings listed through April 11th

In select theaters starting March 15! Don’t miss the new film from Studio Ghibli, the internationally renowned creators of SPIRITED AWAY, PONYO and THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY! Directed by Goro Miyazaki, based on a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arrietty) comes From Up on Poppy Hill, the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki.

Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up on Poppy Hill captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush surroundings. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.

Planning By Hayao Miyazaki

Based on the Graphic Novel By Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama

Screenplay By Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa

Music By Satoshi Takebe

Produced By Toshio Suzuki

Directed By Goro Miyazaki

Author: Jenn

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