Saturday, March 2nd at The Miracle Theater
10:45am – 1:30pm
Tickets also available at the door
Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida
Japan / 2018 / 118 mins/animation
Japanese with English Subtitles
Presented in association with the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC).
Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!
Summer has arrived and school’s nearly out. He has a crush on an intriguing older woman he’s met at his dentist’s office, who’s coaching him in his chess game. And a colony of penguins has materialized in the middle of Aoyama’s sleepy little town. Where on Earth or elsewhere did these waddling interlopers come from? Aoyama and his friends embark on a research mission, applying rigorous scientific methods and principles. Their discoveries, however, only lead to ever more puzzling wonders…
Based on the novel Penguin Highway written by Tomihiko Morimi.An anime film adaptation by Studio Colorido with Hiroyasu Ishida as the director, Yjir Arai responsible for character design, Makoto Ueda writing the screenplay, and Umitar Abe composing the music. The theme song is Good Night, performed by Hikaru Utada. The film premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal on July 29, 2018.
An anime breakfast experience: with tea, coffee, milk, cereal and pastries for ages 8 and over. Come in your PJs!