Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2015 Japanese animated movie The Boy and the Beast (バケモノの子) in Pittsburgh from March 4.

The 2015 Japanese animated movie The Boy and the Beast (バケモノの子) will have a limited release in the US from March 4, and will open in Pittsburgh at the Southside Works Cinema. The Toronto International Film Festival page has a summary of the second-highest grossing domestic film in Japan of 2015:
A young boy in modern-day Tokyo stumbles into an alternate dimension and becomes the apprentice to a bearlike warrior, in this stunning animated fantasy from writer-director Mamoru Hosoda.
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Stunningly animated and brimming with sensational martial arts and sword-fighting scenes, writer-director Mamoru Hosoda's newest fantasy takes us on a memorable and life-affirming journey, in which the tender and funny moments remind us about the importance of family, loyalty, love, and sacrifice.
Tickets are available online for the four showings on March 4: the 1:05 pm showing is dubbed in English, while the 4:05, 7:05, and 10:05 pm shows are subtitled. Southside Works Cinema is located at 425 Cinema Drive in the Southside, one block from the Hot Metal Bridge (map).