How’d you like to see one of the defining works from one of anime’s most celebrated directors blown up on the big screen and remastered? Your chance is coming with Fathom Events’ special screening of Millennium Actress, the classic from Satoshi Kon.
Fathom ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will present the new remastered version of “Millennium Actress” later this month, screened on two separate nights — one for the dub, one for the sub. The dub stars 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, and Laura Post as Eiko Shimao.
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, Genya 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, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.
The subbed version of Millennium Actress will play at 7 PM August 13, while the dub will play at 7 PM August 19. With over 700 locations, there’s bound to be one playing near you. Pick the date of your preference and be there!