Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre – in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and with the remastered English dub (May 3).
Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR NAME. has already received critical acclaim and commercial success overseas, dominating the burgeoning Asian box office to quickly become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time released in Japan – behind only “Spirited Away,” “Titanic” and “Frozen.” “Your Name.” has also since become the second highest-grossing Japanese animated film released in Japan, surpassing legendary works from Hayao Miyazaki including “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Ponyo.” The film was selected by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as Best Animated Feature of 2016 and its music – soundtrack and original score – was produced and composed by award-winning Japanese rock band RADWIMPS.
“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?”
Saturday, May 13
Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:00 pm *Japanese with English subtitles
Tickets $12 advance HERE | $14 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. (If you are a minor or there are minors in your party, please purchase the correct “balcony seating” option.)
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
YOUR NAME. “Kimi no Na wa.“ (Makota Shinkai, 2016 / 106 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs or English dub) 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.