Masaaki Yuasa’s THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL in U.S. Theaters Next Week!
Fathom Events and GKIDS Bring Second of All-New GKIDS Animated Titles to Movie Theaters on August 21 and 22 Only
Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events press release
Official Site: kurokaminootome.com (Japan), NightIsShort.com (US)
Following July’s theatrical release of YOUR NAME (君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa., 2016) producer Genki Kawamura’s FIREWORKS (打ち上げ花火、下から見るか？横から見るか？, Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?, 2017), GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events will continue their extended partnership with two summer showings of director Masaaki Yuasa’s THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL (夜は短し歩けよ乙女, Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome, 2017). The second of several new titles selected for U.S. cinema audiences in 2018, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL event will also feature an exclusive interview with Masaaki Yuasa (DEVILMAN CRYBABY, MIND GAME, LU OVER THE WALL).
Presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL debuts in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, August 21 with an encore showing on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates). The film will also receive a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting Wednesday, August 22. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website and NightIsShort.com (theaters and participants are subject to change). All showings feature the film in its original Japanese language, subtitled in English.
THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL is a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife. Simultaneously, she is unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.
“We are proud to introduce the next animated feature in our ongoing partnership with GKIDS,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL is a great opportunity for anime fans to experience new content in this space in addition to STUDIO GHIBLI FEST and several of our other anime events.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit fathomevents.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations — including THE SECRET OF KELLS, A CAT IN PARIS, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and BOY AND THE WORLD. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others. GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman is also co-founder of New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens.