Grave of the Fireflies getting 20th anniversary screening at Anime After Dark fest

Scene from Grave of the Fireflies
Scene from Grave of the Fireflies
Resonance Features and The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival present Anime After Dark, a twelve hour film festival event at Boston’s historic Somerville Theatre, on October 18, 2008. It will start at 7:00 PM, and run until 7:00 AM the next morning.

The festival will screen some of the best in new and vintage anime, in many cases for the first time ever on U.S. movie screens. Ticket holders will be treated to an array of cinema treasures by masters of the genre like Studio Ghibli, Satoshi Kon, Leiji Matsumoto, Kenji Kamiyama, and others in a program that will run from dusk until dawn and include rare 35mm prints.

In the spotlight of the lineup is Grave of the Fireflies, in a special promotional screening of its upcoming 20th anniversary pay-per-view release. Anime After Dark will be one of the first times that this masterpiece has been projected on an American screen.

New features include the recently released Tekkon Kinkreet, winner of the 2008 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Other notable films in the lineup include Millennium Actress, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, and Project A-Ko.

The Somerville Theatre is located at 55 Davis Square in the Somerville section of Boston, Mass., right next to the Davis Sq Red Line T station. The festival will unspool in the classic 900 seat auditorium. Built in 1914, the theatre has become a landmark location for film festivals and concerts.

Below is the trailer for Grave of the Fireflies.

For a full schedule of films and special events visit the official website www.animeafterdark.net.

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