SUN APR 16, 2023 7:00 PM

"Voices of a Distant Star" / 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | ‘Across Time and Space: The Films of Makoto Shinkai’

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“Voices of a Distant Star”, 2002, Dir: Makoto Shinkai, 25 Minutes, GKIDS, Japan. 

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Several years into the future, alien invaders threaten the safety of Earth. Mikako joins the global forces to defend the planet, but leaves behind her middle school crush, Noboru. The galactic war soon sends Mikako further out into space where the time it takes to send and receive messages grows longer. As years start to pass between emails, Mikako and Noboru each grapple with unspoken feelings while hoping for the next message.


5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND, 2007, Dir: Makoto Shinkai, 63 Minutes, GKIDS, Japan. 

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Young love, missed connections, and unrequited feelings collide in a romance from Makoto Shinkai. Told in three vignettes, 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND explores the joys and heartache of falling in love set against the backdrop of the breathtaking visuals that define Shinkai’s work. Takaki yearns to spill his heart out for childhood crush Akari, but their families move away before any feelings can fully blossom. They stay in touch, but eventually drift apart with school and new friends to distract them. As the seasons pass, Takaki navigates his relationships while haunted by all the things he left unsaid with Akari, his first love.