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    Satoshi Kon’s Classic Animated Feature TOKYO GODFATHERS Comes to Theaters Nationwide on March 9 and 11

    Film to Be Re-Released by GKIDS and Fathom Events in Theaters Nationwide Featuring New 4k Restoration and English Language Version
    Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release
    Official Site: TokyoGodfathersMovie.com
    Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin

    Image courtesy of GKIDS and Fathom Events. © 2003 Satoshi Kon_Mad House/Tokyo Godfathers Committee. All Rights Reserved. ©Destination Films

    GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events have announced that TOKYO GODFATHERS (東京ゴッドファーザーズ, Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu, 2003), the critically-acclaimed animated feature from director Satoshi Kon (PERFECT BLUE, PAPRIKA), will return to theaters in a new 4K restoration this March. GKIDS previously re-released a remastered version of Satoshi Kon’s groundbreaking psychological thriller PERFECT BLUE in 2018 in partnership with Fathom Events. ASIFA-Hollywood recently announced that Kon would posthumously receive the Winsor McCay Award, the organization’s award for lifetime achievement in animation, at their upcoming 2020 Annie Awards ceremony, and a new stage play based on TOKYO GODFATHERS has just been announced by the New National Theatre, Tokyo, to be performed during the theater’s 2020-21 season.

    Beginning on Friday, January 31 tickets for TOKYO GODFATHERS will be available at FathomEvents.com, TokyoGodfathersMovie.com and participating theater box offices.

    GKIDS and Fathom Events will present TOKYO GODFATHERS in select movie theaters across the U.S. on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language subtitled) and Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language dubbed). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

    In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

    “We are pleased to partner with GKIDS to bring this wonderful re-release to American cinemas,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Anime fans nationwide will once again be able to enjoy the brilliant work of Satoshi Kon in their local theaters among likeminded audiences.”


    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.

    About GKIDS

    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 11 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with HE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017, THE BREADWINNER in 2018, and MIRAI in 2019. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the 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 also produces the annual LA-based film festival, ANIMATION IS FILM, which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression of which medium is capable. For more, visit gkids.com.


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