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Anime at the Vancity Theatre: Grave of the Fireflies

Hey Anime Fans,

Couldn't help but notice this being added to the Vancity roster recently. I've been meaning to do it for quite a long time and now is a good time to do it. It's a very serious Studio Ghibli film.

Be warned tho, I heard that this is a very sad movie. It's based on the atomic bombing of Japan in World War 2:

As before, I recommend that you PREPURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:

We'll meet at the theater at around 6:00 and then make our way in at 6:30. If your planning to come a bit later you should let me know via txt at[masked]-8925. Just be sure to get there before 6:30 as we'll already be in the theater after then.

After the movie we'll head over to Yamato Sushi Restaurant at 616 Davie St for some good eats.

Shall be an amazing movie. Hope to see y'all out.

Behold the synopsis:

Probably the least seen Studio Ghibli masterpiece (at least in North America), this is also one of the most affecting animated films ever made. Roger Ebert described it "as an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation," adding: "It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made."

Set in Japan during WWII, the film focuses on Seita and his little sister Setsuko. After their mother is killed in an air raid, and with their father serving in the navy, they are forced to fight for survival in the devastated Japanese countryside. Food and shelter are scarce, and even their own relatives are too concerned with their own survival. All they have is each other and their belief that life must carry on. A visually stunning and emotionally powerful meditation on the devastating consequences of war.

“Grave of the Fireflies” is an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation… It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made." Roger Ebert

Behold the Trailer:

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  • Kirk W.

    Just to point out Noel that rather than the nuclear bombing the historical background for this is the month long large scale incendiary bombing of tokyo, which destroyed more than 50% of the city. There's a documentary called the fog of war which explained the "scientific planning" behind the bombing, tense stuff.

    November 12, 2013

    • Noel

      Thanks for clearing that up. I can see that in the movie. All the buildings where wooden so the caught fire easily. I never knew you could bomb a city like that.

      November 14, 2013

  • Noel

    Thanks to Jacq for Attending. It was a good movie and I can see why alot of people would be affected by it. I still find it awful that the Americans would attack civilian cites and not strategic military targets. Apparently it was because the Japanese fought too hard for them. Hope it never happens ever again.

    November 14, 2013

  • Fabricio C.

    I love this Movie, it's probably the saddest anything I've ever seen.

    What do you guys think about it?

    November 14, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Work til 9 every Wednesday. Can't make it. Have fun!

    November 10, 2013

  • J.R( Z.

    Too bad its wednesday..hopefully theres one on weekends...

    November 7, 2013

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