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Eleven Arts Releasing 'Liz And The Blue Bird' in The US This November

2018 has been something of a banner year for Eleven Arts Anime Studio so far. Now the LA-based distributor has added another title to their growing catalog of quality Japanese animated features, in the form of Liz and The Blue Bird.

Liz and The Blue Bird is the eagerly anticipated new film from Naoko Yamada, the acclaimed director of A Silent Voice. The film was produced by Kyoto Animation. It follows characters from the Sound Euphonium TV series, but seems to be being sold as a stand-alone film that doesn't require you to have seen the series first.

The film is, much like A Silent Voice, a contemporary High-school slice-of-life drama. The story centers on two musician friends Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki in their final year of school as they enter their final competition together.

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a duet for the oboe and flute. “This piece reminds me of us.” Nozomi says cheerfully, enjoying the solo, while Nozomi’s usual happiness to play with Nozomi is tinged with the dread of their inevitable parting. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion





The film will open in cinemas in the United States on November 9.  Check out the current list of venues below. All screenings are currently showing in Japanese language with subtitles, and Canadian release details are to be confirmed. Check the Eleven Arts website for updates.

Screening Venues




ANAHEIM, CA
Starlight Cinema City
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

CORONA, CA
Starlight Dos Lagos 15
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

COSTA MESA, CA
Starlight Triangle Square
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

GARDEN GROVE, CA
Starlight 4 Star Cinemas
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

LARKSPUR, CA
Lark Theater
November 11, 12

MURRIETA, CA
Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
Starlight Terrace Cinemas
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

SACRAMENTO, CA
Tower Theatre
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA
Angelika Carmel Mountain
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 14 @ 7 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA
Town Square 14
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

WHITTIER, CA
Starlight Whittier Village
November 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM

WASHINGTON D.C.
Angelika Pop-Up
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

HONOLULU, HI
Consolidated Ward
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Celebration! Cinemas Woodlands

OMAHA, NE
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha
November 11

MANVILLE, NJ
Reading Cinemas Manville 12 Plex
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

NEW YORK, NY
Village East Cinema
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 13 @ 7 PM

CLEVELAND, OH
Cedar Lee Theatre
November 13 @ 7:30 PM

DALLAS, TX
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands
November 9-November 14

DALLAS, TX
Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Dallas
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM

DENTON, TX
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Denton
November 9-November 14

IRVING, TX
Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas
November 9-November 14

PLANO, TX
Angelika Plano
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 14 @ 7 PM

FAIRFAX, VA
Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Mosaic
November 10 @ 11 AM, November 12 @ 7 PM



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