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    NYICFF Special Preview Screening: THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

    A tiny girl befriends a young boy in the Studio Ghibli animated feature THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY. NYICFF will have a preview screening in NYC before the film opens nationwide in the United States. © 2010 GNDHDDTW

    Source: GKIDS Inc. press release Official Event Site: Official Movie Site: (Japan), (US)

    US poster art, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. © 2010 GNDHDDTW

    SPECIAL NYICFF EVENT - ONE SHOW ONLY! THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY Saturday, January 21, 1:00pm Symphony Space 2537 Broadway New York, NY 10001 In English Recommended for All Ages TICKETS ON SALE NOW NYICFF (New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival) is thrilled to present a special preview screening of Studio Ghibli`s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (????????????, Karigurashi no Arrietty, 2010), based on Mary Norton`s classic children`s book The Borrowers. Co-written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the film is a gorgeous and entertaining treat - a beautiful story, sumptuously animated with all the loving detail, warmth, and humanity we have come to expect from Studio Ghibli`s finest works. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY is currently certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The screening will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 21st at Symphony Space in New York City. This event is expected to sell out, so advance purchase is highly recommended. To purchase tickets please visit

    Shawn stays at the country house to rest and prepare for heart surgery. © 2010 GNDHDDTW

    Arrietty is a girl of 14, one of the "little people" living secretly with her parents under the floors of an English-style country house. They survive by "borrowing" food and finding ingenious uses for household objects dropped by its inhabitants - a single cube of sugar can last for weeks and a pin makes a great sword for fighting off hungry insects! But one day a new visitor moves into the empty room upstairs. Shawn is a delicate, handsome teenage boy who has come to the house to rest and build his strength before a heart operation. When he catches sight of Arreitty he is entranced, and the two begin to form a bond. But with their secret now exposed, the Borrower family worries that they may need to move away and find a new home. In English, with voice cast including Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, and Amy Poehler. "Arrietty is simply gorgeous, embracing the ravishing color of garden flowers, wildly sprouting vines, the perfection of a raindrop on a leaf. Children will enjoy the borrowers` thrilling forays into the house in search of sustenance; adults can wallow in the exquisite detail of the interior and leafy surroundings. Animation simply doesn`t get any better than Ghibli`s ravishing creation." - Daily Telegraph

    Arrietty secretly moves through a world of giants. © 2010 GNDHDDTW

    About Studio Ghibli

    Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of "the most influential people" by Time Magazine.

    About GKIDS

    GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences. Theatrical releases include Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed AZUR & ASMAR, European Film Award Best Animated Feature winner MIA AND THE MIGOO, Nina Paley’s multiple-award-winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, and Japan Academy Prize winner SUMMER WARS by Mamoru Hosoda. Upcoming GKIDS releases include 2011 Berlin official selection A CAT IN PARIS and Annecy winner ELEANOR`S SECRET. GKIDS is also producer of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF is an Oscar-qualifying event and jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, and Christine Vachon.

    For more information on ARRIETTY, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

    And don`t forget THE STUDIO GHIBLI RETROSPECTIVE, currently running at IFC Center in New York:

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