GKIDS is partnering with Fathom Events for a limited theatrical run of Satoshi Kon’s animated classic delight, Tokyo Godfathers. Tickets are still available for the film’s newly-restored 4K presentation on March 9 and March 11.
The film marks a second offering between the paired companies since the select re-release of Kon’s Perfect Blue. The legendary animator was posthumously honored last month with the Windsor McKay Award by ASIFA-Hollywood at this year’s Annie Awards ceremony. Kon passed away in 2010 at the age of 46.
In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.
“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.”
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