Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2016 Japanese animated movie A Silent Voice (聲の形) returns to Pittsburgh with English dub, February 24.

The 2016 anime film A Silent Voice (聲の形), which opened in the US in October, will return to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on February 24. A synopsis of the film from the distributor:
The story begins with a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko Nishimiya, who transfers to a new school and meets a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the school in bullying Shoko over her disability. The bullying escalates, and so Shoko transfers to another school. Immediately, the class and even Shoya's closest friends, bully him for having bullied Shoko. Shoya loses contact with Shoko, and for years he suffers the consequences of his guilt. Upon entering high school, Shoya finally decides he must find Shoko, determined to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become Shoko's friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces, and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings.
A 2:00 pm show will be dubbed in English, while the 4:30 pm show will have English subtitles; tickets for the latter are currently available online. The theater is located at 1449 Potomac Ave. in Dormont (map), and is accessible by Pittsburgh's subway/LRT at a block south of Potomac Station.