One of the rarest Studio Ghibli projects, Ocean Waves, is making its way to the United States and Canada for a series of theatrical releases. An American film distributor, GKIDS, has been working closely with the much beloved Studio Ghibli to work out a short run of theatrical releases for the film in 2017.
The rare Ghibli project was originally released in 1993 and was originally released as a television series. The story focuses on two high school best friends, Yutaka and Taku, in their senior year. Everything is perfect until a transfer student from Tokyo, Rikako, arrives. As they both start to fall for Rikako, rumors spread, and trouble arises. Unlike most of Ghibli’s works, this treasure was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, known for his work on Ranma 1/2.
The limited run of Mochizuki’s Ocean Waves begins in a few weeks in New York City. From there, the film will be released in cities all over the US and Canada for the next few months. GKIDS has set up a release schedule, and we have it posted below!
New York, NY — IFC Center
Toronto, ON — TIFF
Albuquerque, NM — Guild Cinema
Fort Lauderdale, FL — TBD
Kansas City, MO — Screenland Armour
Portland, OR — OMSI Empirical Theater
Los Angeles, CA — American Cinematheque
Chicago, IL — Gene Siskel Film Center
Denver, CO — Denver Film Society
Santa Ana, CA — The Frida Cinema
Tempe, AZ — Harkins Valley Art
Waterloo, ON — Princess Cinema
Atlanta, GA — Plaza Theatre
San Francisco, CA — Roxie Theatre
Fairfax, VA — Angelika Mosaic
Washington, DC — Angelika Pop-Up
Dallas, TX — Angelika Dallas
Plano, TX — Angelika Plano
San Diego, CA — Angelika Carmel
Honolulu, HI — Consolidated Theatres Kahalas
Pittsburgh, PA — Row House Cinema
Vancouver, BC — Vancity Theatre
Columbus, OH — Gateway Film Center
Cleveland, OH — Cleveland Cinematheque
Port Orchard, WA — Dragonfly Cinema
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