Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Anime Series at Row House Cinema, September 29 through October 5.

Four films will comprise the latest Anime Series at Row House Cinema from September 29 through October 5: 2015's Boy and the Beast (バケモノの子), 1987's Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise (王立宇宙軍 オネアミスの翼), 2003's Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ), and the Pittsburgh premiere of Napping Princess (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜 ).

A September 7 Los Angeles Times review summarizes the latter, from the writer-director of Ghost in the Shell:
High school junior Kokone Morikawa (voiced by Mitsuki Takahata), the heroine of the animated Japanese film “Napping Princess,” would rather spend the summer dozing and looking after her widowed mechanic father than watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which are only a few days off. But she finds herself caught up in two intertwined adventures: A fantasy based on the stories her father told her as a little girl, in which she must defend the Kingdom of Heartland, and an all-too-real case of industrial espionage tied to the Olympic ceremonies. Aided by her sensible friend Morio Sawatari (Shinnosuke Mitsushima), Kokone must find a way to overcome the interlocking threats.
Tickets and showtime information is available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).