This Weekend: See ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ In These Cities


This post is sponsored by GKIDS.

After launching in three theaters last week, GKIDS expanded the Studio Ghibli film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya to 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada this weekend. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko), the Oscar-contending Kaguya can be seen in the following theaters:

  • Chris Sobieniak

    As usual, my town doesn’t make the cut.

  • Go Ghibli
  • Llj

    Theatres usually will expand, guys. Don’t just give up on yyour city in the first week or so if it isn’t initially listed

  • Inkan1969

    Go to http://the to find the full schedule.

    I’m seeing it Charlotte, NC next week.

    Failing that, a 2-hour drive doesn’t sound so bad.

    • KW

      That URL keeps taking me to a cruise ship website.

    • Tres Swygert

      The link goes to a cruise ship website. If you join “http://the” and the latter part of the link, it goes to the website page for the film’s schedule. Thought I’d share that.

      • Inkan1969

        Sorry for the mistake. I fixed the link. That cruiseship website is a curious mistake.

  • Lucky Jim

    I got a chance to see it in Seattle, in a theater that was once an old suffragette’s meeting place. Having now seen the film, this feels weirdly appropriate.

    “Kaguya” is a very strong film, full of beautiful imagery and imaginatively conceived sequences. It’s based on an old Japanese folk tales and it definitely has the logic of one. The film is interesting in that it starts off sweet and innocent and becomes increasingly tragic as the film continues. Indeed, the final image is particularly haunting.

    So yeah, “Kaguya” is very good (much better than “The Wind Rises” which drifted too often into generic biopic for my liking) and certainly worth watching if it ever comes near you.

  • OctoDave

    No Chicago, in fact no Midwest showings at all! Very disappointed

  • blandyblottschalk

    I took a 5 hour bus ride to New York more or less to see this film. I’m home now and here to report it was well worth it. If you get a chance, go see it. The line work and digital painting are so beautiful.

  • Justin Gabaldon

    I wish they also offered a subtitled version. My friend saw the movie in NY and said the dub isn’t so good. He’s kind of picky about that sort of thing though, so we’ll see. I’m still super excited to see it!

    • CafePalm

      They actually offered the subtitled version in LA, for what it’s worth.

    • Andrea K Haid

      I saw it subtitled.

  • Andrea K Haid

    I saw it on Friday and this movie is so so SO good!!! I was stunned by the story and the art is gorgeous.

  • Társio Abranches

    Well, I can only hope that this movie will come to Brazil. It looks fantastic. Like a painting in motion.

  • Steven Bowser

    It makes me sad that not many people will get to see this movie. But more than that, it makes me sad that most people wouldn’t WANT to see a movie like this.
    Why do mainstream audiences not have patience for animated films with unconventional styles like this? Many people I talk to seem to think it doesn’t look good for some reason.
    But WE all know that those people just don’t know any better.