#PrayforKyoAni 3 days of Kyoto Animation film screening

#PrayforKyoAni
3 Days of Kyoto Animation Film Screening

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Auditorium
(5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
 

FREE Admission, No Registration Required
Street Parking is available.

*We accept donation for Kyoto Animation during these screenings.

 

Thursday, August 8 @7pm

A Silent Voice (聲の形)
(129mins, 2016)
Directed by Naoko Yamada
In Japanese with English subtitles


©Yoshitoki OimaKodansha / "A SILENT VOICE" Movie Production Committee

A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend.

Click HERE to watch the trailer

 


Friday, August 9 @7pm

Liz And The Blue Bird
(90mins, 2018)
Directed by Naoko Yamada
In Japanese with English subtitles


©Ayano Takeda,TAKARAJIMASHA/Hibike Partners

Students and best friends Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki prepare to play a complex musical duet, "Liz and the Blue Bird," for oboe and flute. Though they play beautifully together and have been friends since childhood, Mizore and Nozomi find that with graduation looming and the duet proving difficult, their friendship begins to buckle under the pressure. Interspersed with their story is the fantasy tale of Liz, drawn like a storybook, contrasting with the crisp realism of the school. These two distinct styles weave with stirring music to tell a intimate coming-of-age story.

Click HERE to watch the trailer

 


Saturday, August 10 @6pm

Sound! Euphonium - Our Promise: A Brand New Day
(101mins, 2019)
Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara
In Japanese with English subtitles


 

While Sound! Euphonium's “Liz and the Blue Bird” explored the relationship of bandmates Mizore and Nozomi and took on a radical new art style, “Our Promise: A Brand New Day” returns to Sound! Euphonium's familiar style and the story of franchise protagonist Kumiko Oumae, now in her second year of high school. Follow Kumiko as she takes on the role of mentor towards the incoming class of new members of the Kitauji High School concert band club as the group aims to take the gold at the National Championship competition.

 

Click HERE to watch the trailer

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