Sep 15: Grave of the Fireflies – The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue


Grave of the Fireflies – Beguiling Anime at The Revue
Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Available Online

The Beguiling’s Anime series at The Revue Cinema continues with a certified animated masterpiece, the Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli film The Grave of the Fireflies.

A tremendously affecting and poigniant look at not just the horrors of war, but the guilt and struggle of the survivors, Grave of the Fireflies is perhaps legendary in animation circles for being one of the saddest stories told in the medium. If you’ve never seen it, you absolutely have to.

Arrive early to meet fellow anime fans and check out series sponsor The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
The Beguiling presents Anime! At The Revue!

Grave of the Fireflies
JAPAN 1988 89min. PG
Directed by Isao Takahata

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.