Sunday, August 11, 2019

2019 Japanese movie Kingdom (キングダム) in Pittsburgh from August 20.

he 2019 Japanese movie Kingdom (キングダム), a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga, will play in Pittsburgh from August 20 through 22. The movie will be released stateside on the 16th, though no longer appears to be playing from that date as earlier announced. A synopsis from the distributor:
Orphaned by war, a young boy and his friend dream of changing their fate and becoming the world’s greatest generals. And after his friend sacrifices himself to protect
the future emperor, the young boy’s path to greatness is set in motion.

Helping the King reclaim the throne puts the boy’s blade to the ultimate test as they go against deadly assassins, large armies, and the dangerous mountain clan.

In a country torn apart by war, only they can fight to unite the warring states!
Released in Japan on April 19, it's the second highest-grossing domestic movie of the year there. The movie will play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater and tickets are available online. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.