Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will screen their new English-dub version of Satoshi Kon’s award-winning animated feature in over 700 U.S. theatres.
LOS ANGELES -- Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will screen newly remastered versions of Satoshi Kon’s classic animated feature film Millennium Actress on August 13 and 19. The film will screen with subtitles as well as the English-dub.
This will be the first U.S. theatrical release of the English dubbed version of the film. ELEVEN ARTS worked with VSI Los Angeles to produce this English Dub with dubbing director, Kevin Hoffer and supervising director, Carrie Keranen.
Members of the dub cast include U.S. actors:
Abby Trott as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Young)
Erin Yvette as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Adult)
Cindy Robinson as Chiyoko Fujiwara (Elder)
Christian Swindler as Genya Tachibana (Old)
Ben Diskin as Kyoji Ida
Laura Post as Eiko Shimao
Coming to over 700 cinemas nationwide, Millennium Actress is considered by many to be director Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work. Millennium Actress’ accolades include the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.
In the film, when the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Tachibana and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Fujiwara relentlessly pursues the man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitles)
Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Source: ELEVEN ARTS