Friday, 4/21 – Thursday, 4/27
Starring: Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki
The film will be shown in English, except on Subtitle Sunday, April 23, when all shows will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Your Name is both acclaimed and record-breaking. It's the highest-grossing anime worldwide, and a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. Director and writer Makoto Shinkai is being hailed the next Miyazaki.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?
- Director: Makoto Shinkai
- Rating: PG
- Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
- Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Drama
- Wed, 4/26 — 9 pm
- Thu, 4/27 — 7 pm
“It’s a raucous teenage body swap comedy-with-pop-songs that’s also a gleaming daydream on the fluidity of identity – and somehow also a galvanising embrace of our essential helplessness in the biggest of all big pictures.”
– The Telegraph (UK)