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GKIDS Announce 'Tokyo Godfathers' Fathom Events Screenings This March

GKIDS Films partnership with Fathom Events has ensured that more audiences across the United States have been able to enjoy their films on the big screen than ever before. The relationship is set to continue into 2020, starting with the Fan Events screenings of Weathering With You on January 15 and 16. They have now confirmed that next to be given an event screening will be Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers this March.

Kon's third feature was previously released in the US via Sony Pictures, who gave it a DVD only release. GKIDS will be bringing the film to the big screen and later home entertainment in a brand-new 4K Restoration. The film will screen both in subtitled form and in a brand new English dubbed version. This follows new restored releases for Kon's previous films Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress. 2020 will mark the tenth anniversary of Kon's untimely passing and will see him honoured posthumously by ASIFA-Hollywood with a Winsor McCay Award at this year's Annie Awards. It has also been announced that there will be a Tokyo Godfathers stageplay in Japan later this year.

The film follows three homeless people in modern Tokyo who become unlikely guardians of a baby they find abandoned on Christmas Eve in a garbage dump. Together they set off to try and reunite it with its parents, and get caught up in a wild adventure involving gangsters, madcap chases and more.

"We are pleased to partner with GKIDS to bring this wonderful re-release to American cinemas," said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. "Anime fans nationwide will once again be able to enjoy the brilliant work of Satoshi Kon in their local theaters among likeminded audiences."

The film will screen at 7PM Local time on March 9 with subtitles and 7PM March 11 with the English dub. Tickets will go on sale on January 31.

[Source: GKIDS]