From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes this uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush surroundings. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly details, the film provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli. Dir. Goro Miyazaki, Japan, 2013, 91 min., PG, DCP
Link to Belcourt website and trailer: http://www.belcourt.org/events/from-up-on-poppy-hill.589238
Dinner at Fido's first for those interested. I'll be at Fido's at 6:50 p.m. It's across from Boscos and Sam's. My cell# is below if you don't spot us.
—Parking's always free in the Belcourt's lot when you're attending a movie (and do note that meters in Hillsboro Village are free on weekends, because there are times the Belcourt lot is completely full). However, you will need to get a parking pass.
—If you buy your ticket online and choose the "print at home" option, you'll have a parking pass attached to your ticket.
—If you buy your ticket at the box office, the Belcourt will actually give you a pass you can put on your dashboard (so you don't have to go back to the paystation and enter a code).
Derek will be in the lobby seated at a table at 7:45 p.m. until 7:50. If you don't spot us or arrive later, call or text me at 615-202-4756. I'll come out to the lobby and show you where we are sitting at.