Sunday, March 29, 2020

Postponed: My Neighbor Totoro with Beer Tasting at The Oaks Theater, originally scheduled for April 9.



The Oaks Theater in Oakmont has postponed its My Neighbor Totoro with Beer Tasting originally scheduled for April 9.

Friday, March 27, 2020

2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) continues playing on Row House Cinema Online through April 2.



The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville began an online streaming portal earlier this month to stay open and engaged during this current shutdown. The 2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会), which opened on March 20, will continue online through April 2. The distributor summarizes:
A gang leader on the run seeking redemption . . .
A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom . . .
Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake.
They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.
Online tickets are available now.

Cancelled: Vietnamese movie Song Lang in Pittsburgh, originally scheduled for April 30.



The 2018 Vietnamese movie Song Lang, scheduled to play in Pittsburgh on April 30, has been cancelled along with all other City of Asylum programming in March and April.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh-based Starkist hiring bilingual Korean-English assistant for position in American Samoa.

Starkist is hiring a bilingual Korean-English administrative assistant to serve as an interpreter and translator in American Samoa.
PURPOSE –
  • Provide interpretation and translation for the Deputy Plant General Manager
  • Produce summaries of meetings, reports, and correspondence
  • Provide miscellaneous support for the Deputy GM
  • Provide interpretation for Korean employees at StarKist

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Asian Student Alliance Advocacy Summit at Pitt rescheduled for tonight, March 25, online via Zoom.



The Advocacy Summit organized by the Asian Student Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh, scheduled for March 21 and later cancelled, was rescheduled today for tonight at 9:00 pm.
Pitt Asian Student Alliance's mission statement is as follows: "(ASA) exists to further the development of Asian and Asian American identity and interest...We discuss identity and current social issues pertaining to Asians in the United States..." ASA is well known for being a large social organization where people who identify as Asian and Asian American can come to make friends, learn about their culture, and become civically engaged with issues pertaining to the AAPI community.

Postponed: Bon Odori at Open Streets, originally scheduled for May 31.



A Bon Odori event organized by the Japanese Nationality Room and scheduled for May 31 has been postponed.

"Integration Of Culture Into Chinese Language Teaching," March 28 at Pitt (online).


Chinese Dim Sum, by Lezlie (Creative Commons)

The University of Pittsburgh and several Chinese language educators will present an online discussion "Integration Of Culture Into Chinese Language Teaching" on March 28. It runs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm; it's free but advance registration is required.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

"Language Standardization and Hougen Resistance in Tohoku, Japan," March 31 at Pitt via Zoom.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host Dr. Edwin Everhart and his talk "Language Standardization and Hougen Resistance in Tohoku, Japan" on March 31 via Zoom.
104 years since the Japanese state formally designated a standard spoken language, Edwin Everhart argues that standardization is still an active process. Focusing on language of the Touhoku region, Everhart describes how some language users resist the hegemony of standard language and the discourse that local dialect is obsolescent, ugly, or backward. Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and archives of “language activists” from the last thirty years, he argues that this resistance can be understood in terms of the techniques and metaphors that activists use to legitimize their local language.
The presentation starts at 12:00 and those interested can join the Zoom meeting here.

Postponed: "Japanese Culture through Video Games" at Pitt.



A Japan America Society of Pennsylvania talk with Dr. Rachael Hutchinson on "Japanese Culture through Video Games" originally scheduled for April 9 has been postponed.
Due to the evolving public health situation, this event will be rescheduled for a future date, potentially in the fall semester. Stay tuned!

Postponed: New 4K restoration of Akira Kurosawa's Ran (乱) at Rangos Giant Cinema.



A new 4K restoration of the 1985 Akira Kurosawa film Ran (乱) that was to play at the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center on May 3 has been postponed.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Panda Supermarket in Squirrel Hill moves to online orders from March 23.



Panda Supermarket in Squirrel Hill has moved exclusively to online orders from March 23 to maximize employee safety. Details are available on its Facebook page and its WeChat page; the QR code for its WeChat is included above.

2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) now playing on Row House Cinema Online through March 26.



The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville has begun an online streaming portal to stay open and engaged during this current shutdown, and the 2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) is one of the first offerings, playing from March 20 through 26.. The distributor summarizes:
A gang leader on the run seeking redemption . . .
A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom . . .
Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake.
They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.
Online tickets are available now.

Postponed: Peelander-Z at Club Cafe.



The concert with "Japanese Action Comic Punk band" Peelander-Z, originally scheduled for April 28 at Club Cafe, has been postponed, along with all other shows through April 30.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

More signage for Kung Fu Tea on Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill.



Work has progressed in Squirrel Hill on Kung Fu Tea, which has operated a food truck Oakland and elsewhere over the past year. The city's first physical location for Kung Fu Tea will be at 2109 Murray Ave (map).

Friday, March 20, 2020

2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) coming soon to Row House Cinema's online portal.



The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is beginning an online streaming portal to stay open and engaged during this current shutdown, and the 2019 Chinese film The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会) will be one of the first offerings. The distributor summarizes:
A gang leader on the run seeking redemption . . .
A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom . . .
Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake.
They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.
Ticket and streaming information will be available soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Postponed: Return of 2019 Imaishi Hiroyuki film Promare (プロメア) to Pittsburgh, originally scheduled for April 7 and 8.



The 2019 Japanese animated film Promare (プロメア), which was scheduled to return to Pittsburgh on April 7 and 8, has been postponed along with all March and April releases by its distributor.

Cancelled: 1957 Kurosawa film Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城) at Maridon Museum.



The 1957 Akira Kurosawa film Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城), which was scheduled to play at the Maridon Museum on March 26 as the second installment of this spring's Japanese Film Series, has been cancelled due to the museum's temporary closure.

Cancelled: Japanese movie Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆).



The Japanese movie Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (デジモンアドベンチャー LAST EVOLUTION 絆), which was scheduled to play in Pittsburgh on March 25, has been cancelled due to the temporary closures of AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theaters.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cancelled: Asian Student Alliance Advocacy Summit, March 21 at Pitt.



The Advocacy Summit organized by the Asian Student Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh and scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Keeping track of restaurants staying open for take-out and delivery options.

I recently started a thread on Facebook to help track the Asian restaurants that will be staying open for take-out and delivery service amid the shutdown.




Consider checking the comments to see which Asian restaurants will stay open in a limited capacity over the next few weeks.

Oishii Bento, Chick n' Bubbly shift to take-out orders, delivery, amid restaurant shut-down.



Following the news that bars and restaurants in Allegheny County have been ordered closed for the next two weeks, Oishii Bento and Chick n' Bubbly in Oakland have shifted exclusively to take-out or delivery orders.

Community College of Allegheny County hiring adjunct Chinese instructor.

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is hiring an adjunct instructor of Chinese.
General Summary: The primary responsibilities of the faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. To meet these responsibilities, faculty must remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy. Faculty portfolios will include contributions and program development and show evidence of ongoing professional development.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Cancelled: Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival at Row House Cinema.

The Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival, scheduled to run from March 20 through April 2 at the Row House Cinema, has been cancelled. From the theater on Facebook:
This Thursday will be Row House Cinema's last day showing films. In addition, we will be canceling The 2020 Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. We are doing everything to continue to make it a minimize any virus issues. We will reopen when things go back to normal.

How can you help?

1. Join our Film Club

2. Buy a gift certificate from our website

3. Shop at Bierport or get Curb Side Service

4. If you need babysitting, Nanny, dog walking, or any other help. I have a crew of fantastic, qualified individuals who need some income during these terrible times.

5. We are still showing films until Thursday

Panda Supermarket temporarily alters hours.

Squirrel Hill's Panda Supermarket has temporarily changed its hours in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
From 3/16 to 3/31, we are temporarily changing our store hours because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will be open from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, seven days a week.

Our store will continue to be sanitized each hour like we have been recently doing.

Thank you for your understanding for making Panda a safer place to shop.

Cancelled: "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with Frank Aum, March 23.



The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh event "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with host Frank Aum scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Kung Fu Tea opening location in Squirrel Hill.



Kung Fu Tea, a bubble tea truck that has operated in Oakland and elsewhere the past year, is opening a physical location in Squirrel Hill. Signage recently went up at 2109 Murray Ave., what was most recently (and very briefly) City Fresh Pasta.

Cancelled: Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes at Carnegie Libraries in March and April.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

All free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at the Carnegie Library branches are cancelled for March and April. As you might expect, this will likely be the case for most events scheduled over the next few weeks.

Postponed: Jasmine Cho and "Cookie Activism: Using Sugar as a Platform for Social Justice" at Pittsburgh Humanities Festival.



Jasmine Cho and her talk at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, "Cookie Activism: Using Sugar as a Platform for Social Justice," has been postponed as a part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's response to COVID-19.

Postponed: "In Conversation: An-My Lê and Viet Thanh Nguyen" at Carnegie Museum of Art.



"In Conversation: An-My Lê and Viet Thanh Nguyen," scheduled for April 4 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, has been postponed due to travel obstacles related to COVID-19.

Pittsburgh-based North Cascades Forest Products, LLC with two openings for Japanese speakers.

Pittsburgh-based North Cascades Forest Products, LLC has two openings for Japanese speakers: salesperson and trader.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

My Neighbor Totoro with Beer Tasting, April 9 at The Oaks Theater.



The Oaks Theater in Oakmont will host My Neighbor Totoro with Beer Tasting on April 9. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the movie starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $8. The theater is located at 310 Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont (map).

Pittsburgh Japanese School to end its semester early, cancel classes in March.



The Pittsburgh Japanese School (ピッツバーグ日本語補習授業校), which meets Sundays at Shady Side Academy Middle School in Fox Chapel, has cancelled the final day of its school year and its graduation ceremonies. Shadyside Academy is performing a deep cleaning of facilities during its spring break and
[a]uxiliary programs and facility rentals by outside groups have been canceled over break to enable this to happen
The announcement from the Pittsburgh Japanese School:
【休校連絡】ピッツバーグ日本語補習授業校 休校について


平素よりピッツバーグ日本語補習授業校(以下補習校)の活動にご理解と

ご協力をいただき、誠にありがとうございます。 



掲題の件、校舎の借用先であるSSAより3月末までの校舎借用キャンセルの申し入れがありました。

それに伴い、3月15日(日)は休校とし、予定されていた卒業証書授与式と

2019年度後期終業式は中止といたします。



4月以降の対応については、改めてご連絡させて頂きます。



ピッツバーグ日本語補習授業校

学校長 土橋 稔史

2019年度運営委員会

Rental company seeks Chinese-speaking office assistant.

A local real estate company seeks a Mandarin-speaking office assistant.
Chinese (Mandarin native fluency) speaking office help needed in busy apartment rental office.

Typical duties include:

Answering telephones
Helping customers with needs
Posting advertisements
Scheduling appointments
General office tasks
Helping show apartments to customers

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Global Wordsmiths hiring Korean Interpreter.

Pittsburgh-based Global Wordsmiths is hiring a Korean Interpreter based in Allegheny County.
Global Wordsmiths, a language service provider in Pittsburgh, PA, serves immigrants and refugees by eliminating language access barriers. We seek bilingual, professional applicants to work 5-15 hours a week interpreting for clients.

This work is in-person interpretation and is a great fit for those with flexible work schedules, stay-at-home parents, those re-entering the workforce, and graduate students. The majority of assignments for this language are located in Allegheny County during M-F 8-5pm, ranging from 1-5 hour shifts on average assigned with advance notice.

2019 Chinese film So Long, My Son (地久天长) at Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival postponed until fall.



The 2020 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival and its lone Asian film 2019 Chinese film So Long, My Son (地久天长) will be postponed until the fall amid cancellation of other university events due to COVID-19 concerns.

Free Japanese classes at Carnegie Library in Oakland cancelled for March and April.


via @japangov

The free Japanese classes offered at the Carnegie Library in Oakland have been cancelled for March and April. These include Japanese for Beginners, Japanese II, and Japanese Conversation Club. No reason for the cancellation has been given.

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) March 18.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least March 12. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
It will continue locally at the Waterworks Cinema through March 18.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dumpling Tour of Squirrel Hill, and International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference, postponed until October.


At Everyday Noodles, by Laura Petrilla for Pittsburgh Magazine.

The Dumpling Tour of Squirrel Hill, originally scheduled for March 27, has been postponed until October along with the conference that is hosting it. From Pittsburgh Magazine:
“At IACP, the health of our speakers, families, and communities is paramount to us. We have been following news reports and updates from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control closely. As the virulent coronavirus continues to spread, including today in Pennsylvania—like Expo West, the International Housewares Show and the International Food Summit—we have decided today to postpone the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference to Tuesday night through Thursday, October 13-15, 2020,” the organization writes in a press release.

[Press release] Fifth Annual Japanese Film Festival at Row House Cinema Tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi, New Anime, Opening & Closing Night Festivities.

Fifth Annual Japanese Film Festival at Row House Cinema
Tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi, New Anime, Opening & Closing Night Festivities

Row House Cinema is excited to announce the dates and films for the 2020 Japanese Film Festival, happening March 20 – April 2 at the Lawrenceville theater.

Entering its fifth year, the festival is a two-week celebration of the wide variety of new films coming out of Japan in addition to timeless classics, cult films, and cutting-edge anime not shown anywhere else in Pittsburgh.

“We anticipate people coming in from Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Buffalo to what has become the largest Japanese Film Festival in the Rust Belt,” said Brian Mendelssohn, owner of Row House Cinema. “This festival is a prime destination for film lovers. Those looking for an exciting lineup and fresh cultural events will not be disappointed.”

The 2020 Opening Night features the Pittsburgh premiere of The Island of Cats – the debut film of animal wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago – and attendees can expect the theater to be transformed into an island of all things “cat.” Each ticket comes with popcorn, Ramune Japanese soda, adorable cat swag, photo opportunities with cat guests, live cats on-site and more!

The Closing Night festivities feature a mashup of Japan’s craziest TV game shows, and then a screening of Rise of the Machine Girls (the insane new offering from the Japanese Exploitation genre) both of which will be accompanied by a variety of beers brought to attendee’s seats. Attendees 21+ Only,

Film lineup, trailers, and tickets can be found on the Japanese Film Festival website www.jffpgh.org

1963 Kurosawa film High and Low (天国と地獄) in Pittsburgh, from March 13.



The 1963 Akira Kurosawa film High and Low (天国と地獄) will play at the Row House Cinema from March 13 to 19, part of the theater's Film Noir series. The Criterion Collection provides a summary:
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Monday, March 9, 2020

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain opens March 14 at Carnegie Museum of Art.


Untitled, Sapa, 1995, via anmyle.com

An exhibition by Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê will open March 14 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. A summary of On Contested Terrain:
An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the politically charged work of photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring over 100 photographs, this exhibition presents seven of Lê’s series, providing insight into her evocative images that draw on a landscape tradition to address the complexity of war.

Intimate and timely, this expansive exhibition explores the intricacies of armed combat through the work of a photographer who lived through the Vietnam War. Through Lê’s lens, viewers are exposed to military training, maneuvers, and reenactments, and are invited to question their own relationship to, and complicity in, conflict.

Southside Works Cinema to close.

Southside Works Cinema will close as part of an attempt to revitalize the struggling shopping center. The cinema has long been one of the few places in the city to see new (and classic) Asian films, owing in large part to its distribution deals with places like Funimation Films, Eleven Arts, Fathom Events, and GKIDS. The health of Row House Cinema notwithstanding, between this, the failure of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Theaters, the sudden closure of Silk Screen (due to rampant sexual harassment within the non-profit), and the reorganization of the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, it has been a rough few years for Asian film in Pittsburgh.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sine Trading International (赛因国际贸易) hiring Chinese Customer Service representative (中文客服).

Manchester-based Sine Trading International (赛因国际贸易) is hiring a Chinese-speaking customer service representative.
Sine Trading International (www.SineTrading.com), a fast growing company providing international logistics, Customs Clearance and domestic shipping to companies nationwide, is expanding fast and in need of a full time customer service who can speak Chinese. The successful applicant will focus on answering customer inquiries by email and instant messenger, and other office work assigned. This is a full time position in Pittsburgh, PA.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

2019 Chinese film So Long, My Son (地久天长) at Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, March 27.



Tickets just went on sale for this year's Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, which will feature the 2019 Chinese film So Long, My Son (地久天长) on March 27.
In the mid-1980s, two families work together in a factory in northern China. They are very close. So are their sons, who were born on the same day. But then a tragic accident pulls the families apart and, as China’s dramatic social transformation generates increasing inequalities, they follow very different paths both geographically and in economic terms. Will they ever be able to reconcile with one another and their shared but separating pasts? Moving backwards and forwards from the accident through four decades of Chinese history, acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai carefully constructs an epic, deeply moving drama of ordinary lives and severed connections in the midst of extraordinary social change.
Tickets for the 7:00 pm show are now available online. It will play at the McConomy Auditorium of Cohon University Center (map).

Bubble tea chain 朝茶 TSAOCAA opening location in Squirrel Hill.



Construction progresses on 朝茶 TSAOCAA, a new bubble tea place coming to 5871 Forbes Ave. (map). 朝茶 TSAOCAA is a chain with locations in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, among a few other cities. The spot was most recently home to Kidz and Company.

New restoration of 2003 Satoshi Kon film Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ) in Pittsburgh, March 9 and 11.



A 2020 restoration of the 2003 animated Satoshi Kon film Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ) will play in Pittsburgh on March 9 and 11. From the distributor:
Tokyo Godfathers,the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), returns to theaters in a brand-new digital restoration.

On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin and Miyuki overcome their differences and learn to trust one another as a new, makeshift family. With the New Year fast approaching, the mystery behind baby Kiyoko deepens, and these unlikely heroes discover the surprising – and sometimes miraculous – connections that have brought them all together.

Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, Tokyo Godfathersis a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
The movie will play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville and Robinson. The March 9 shows are in Japanese with English subtitles and the March 11 shows are dubbed in English. Tickets are available online.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Asian Student Alliance Advocacy Summit, March 21 at Pitt.



The Asian Student Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh will hold its first Advocacy Summit on Saturday, March 21.
Pitt Asian Student Alliance's mission statement is as follows: "(ASA) exists to further the development of Asian and Asian American identity and interest...We discuss identity and current social issues pertaining to Asians in the United States..." ASA is well known for being a large social organization where people who identify as Asian and Asian American can come to make friends, learn about their culture, and become civically engaged with issues pertaining to the AAPI community.

And so, with that being said, we would like to welcome you to our first ever Advocacy Summit! By attending this event, you will be exposed to many different topics and issues that the AAPI community faces and challenges daily. We hope that you will learn from the workshops and your peers, provide valuable input into the discussions we'll be having, and leave feeling empowered.

There will be five different workshops being held in two different blocks. You will be able to go to up to TWO unique workshops, and if you didn’t get to go to a workshop you wanted to go to, you can always contact the facilitators! The description of the workshops can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SNUAzKxkpRTxMBNLUfHVAAynCYb8XYENDdMhbzZqo3U/edit?usp=sharing

It runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in David Lawrence Hall (map). Those interested in attending should sign up here.

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising (僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ヒーローズ:ライジング) continues in Pittsburgh through March 12.



The 2019 animated movie My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising (僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ヒーローズ:ライジング), which opened in Pittsburgh on February 26, will remain in town until (at least) March 12. From the distributor:
Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an eerily familiar Quirk! Now, Deku and his friends are the island’s only hope.
It plays locally at AMC Loews Waterfront, the Hollywood Theater, the Southside Works Cinema, AMC South Hills Village, the Waterworks Cinema, Century Square in West Mifflin, and the Cinemark theaters in Monaca, Monroeville, North Hills, Pittsburgh Mills, and Robinson. Tickets are available online.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Studio Ghibli Fest 2020 brings six Ghibli films to Pittsburgh theaters, starting with My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ) in May.




Tickets recently went on sale for GKIDS Studio Ghibli Fest 2020, which will bring six Studio Ghibli films to theaters around the country. This year's festival will play at the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville and the North Hills and is comprised of:
  • My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ) - May 10 (dubbed in English) and May 11 (with English subtitles)
  • The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) - June 14 (dubbed) and June 15 (subtitled)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (ハウルの動く城) - July 12 (dubbed) and July 13 (subtitled)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) - August 16 (dubbed) and August 17 (subtitled)
  • Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) - September 27 (dubbed) and September 28 (subtitled)
  • Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) - October 25 (dubbed) and October 26 (subtitled)