1:15pm - Saturday, May 27, 2023
SUZUME, the latest animated stunner from visionary filmmaker Makoto Shinkai (YOUR NAME, WEATHERING WITH YOU), is a coming-of-age story that follows the fantastical journey of a young protagonist.
17-year-old Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, "I'm looking for a door." What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob.... Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster. The stars. The sunset. The morning sky. Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky--guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume's journey to close doors is about to begin.
"Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime is another visually stunning crowdpleaser." (Time Out Magazine)
"'Suzume' is Makotoa Shinkai’s biggest and possibly most complex movie, and parts of it feel more personal due to the invocation of real history." (AV Club)
"Shinkai Makoto’s supernatural fantasy is a whirlwind of tentacled monsters, interdimensional portals and talking chairs, but the film is at its strongest when grounded in everyday life." (Sight & Sound)
"Suzume sees director Makoto Shinkai falling just a bit short of the bar set by previous outings -- but when the results are this visually thrilling and emotionally impactful, it's hard to find much fault." (Rotten Tomatoes)
SUZUME "Suzume no Tojimari" (Makoto Shinkai, 2022 / 122 mins / G / Japanese with English subtitles) A modern action adventure road story where a 17-year-old girl named Suzume helps a mysterious young man close doors from the other side that are releasing disasters all over in Japan.
Saturday, May 27
Doors 12:45 pm | Movie 1:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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