WHAT: U.S. audiences nationwide can catch for Special Fan Preview screenings of the highly-anticipated animated Japanese fantasy “Weathering With You” over two nights only in January.

“Weathering With You” is the newest release from director Makoto Shinkai, and producer Genki Kawamura, whose previous film “Your Name” set box office records in Japan and around the world ($360 million worldwide box office). The film is Japan’s official submission for the Academy Award® for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. The film has grossed over $125 million USD to date in its initial Japanese release.

WHO: GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. local (dubbed in English)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8 p.m. local (English language subtitled)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. local (dubbed in English)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8 p.m. local (English language subtitled)

The Fan Preview Screenings on January 15 and 16 will be followed by a nationwide theatrical release by GKIDS starting January 17.

WHERE: Tickets for “Weathering With You” can be purchased online by visiting www.fathomevents.com and www.WeatheringWithYouMovie.com 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).

SYNOPSIS: The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

MORE: “Weathering With You” held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and had a sold-out U.S. premiere at Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles, where Fathom Events is a major sponsor.

GKIDS and Fathom Events have partnered previously on the nationwide premiere event screenings for “Mary and The Witch’s Flower,” from the Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ponoc, the release of “Fireworks” from Studio SHAFT and “Weathering With You” producer Genki Kawamura, Studio TRIGGER’s blistering action adventure “Promare,” as well as the ongoing Ghibli Fest series of animated masterpieces from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli.

View the trailer below.

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