Yoshiura Yasuhiro’s PATEMA INVERTED Opens this Friday in NYC
U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE!
Don’t miss the gravity-bending, sci-fi anime film PATEMA INVERTED (サカサマのパテマ, Sakasama no Patema, 2013), playing one week only at the IFC Center starting this Friday, August 29th. Showing in both English subtitled and English langauge versions, this new feature from TIME OF EVE director Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities.
Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she tumbles headlong into a void — and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever.
Age is a student on this surface world, a totalitarian society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the “sinners who fell into the sky.” When he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling with all his might to keep her earthbound as she grips on to him for dear life.
Together their weights cancel each other out, and once they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces, they set out to evade the leaders of Age’s world and discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.
To purchase tickets, visit gkids.tv/intheaters.
Venue: IFC Center (323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014)
Dates: Starts Friday, August 29 – One Week Only!
In English: 11:20am and 1:15pm shows
In Japanese with English Subtitles: 5:45pm show
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Recommended Ages: 9 to Adult
For more information on PATEMA INVERTED, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: