Saturday, February 6, 2016

Animated Events: 'Only Yesterday' at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo

Well, looks like Kalamazoo is the closest that 'Only Yesterday' will make it to Lansing. Isao Takahata's film for Studio Ghibli will be playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday, February 26th.

More details can on the film can be found on their website:

Tickets aren't live yet, but when they are, they can be purchased online at:

From the 'Only Yesterday' website:

"It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award® nominee Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, from one of the world’s most revered animation studios. Critically acclaimed but never before released in North America, the film is receiving a national theatrical release in a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary."

Remember folks, if we want to see more non-mainstream animated films in our geographical region, we need to get out there are show the theaters that there's a demand for them! :)

UPDATE: The screening dates have been changed. 'Only Yesterday' will be showing in Michigan on:

March 4 - Kalamazoo, MI - the Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo, and
March 11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Celebration Cinemas Woodland