Weathering With You
2:30pm - Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit YOUR NAME.
The story is set during the summer of Hodaka's high school freshman year, when he runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
"'Weathering With You' is a perfect entry point for animation fans who are still looking for the next big Pixar or Hayao Miyazaki." (RogerEbert.com)
"Takes flight into the fantastical while never losing sight of earthbound realities." (ScreenAnarchy)
"Shinkai's sensitive treatment of these real-world problems gives the fantasy of "Weathering With You" a thought-provoking edge many more lavish American animated films lack." (Los Angeles Times)
Saturday, February 15
Doors 1:30 pm | Movie 2:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 | $13 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
WEATHERING WITH YOU (Makoto Shinkai, 2019, 114 mins / PG / 114 mins / Japanese with English subs) High school student Hodaka leaves his home on an isolated island and moves to Tokyo, but he immediately becomes broke. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds a job as a writer for a shady occult magazine. After he starts his job, the weather has been rainy day after day. In a corner of the crowded and busy city, Hodaka meets a young woman named Hina. Due to certain circumstances, Hina and her younger brother live together, but have a cheerful and sturdy life. Hina also has a certain power: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
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