Toronto, ON, (TSX: CGX), December 3, 2019 – GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their partnership into 2020, bringing Weathering With You to Cineplex theatres across Canada for Special Fan Preview Screenings on January 15 and 16.
Screening for two nights only as part of Cineplex Events’ Anime Series, Weathering With You is the newest release from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura. The pair’s previous film Your Name. set box office records in Japan and around the world and is currently receiving a major studio live-action remake from JJ Abrams. Weathering With You held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and is Japan’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. To date the film has grossed over $125 million USD in its initial Japanese release. Following Cineplex Events’ two-night Special Fan Preview Screenings, Weathering With You will receive its theatrical release by GKIDS on January 17.
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
“Fathom is thrilled to continue our strong standing partnership with GKIDS to bring another premiere title to cinemas across North America the U.S. from Japan,” said Daren Miller, VP of Programming, Business Affairs & Strategy, Fathom Events. “What makes our events unique and special is the ability to provide audiences with an exclusive first look at these highly-anticipated films, behind-the-scenes content, animated shorts and more.”
“With breathtaking visuals and an emotionally resonant story, Weathering With You has quickly become one of the most anticipated films of the year,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ President. “We are pleased to partner with our friends at Fathom Events on two days of fan preview screenings, giving Makoto Shinkai’s fans the very first opportunity to see the film in theatres across Canada before its release."
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