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  • [Theatrical] GKIDS to distribute POMPO THE CINEPHILE

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    https://gkids.com/films/pompo-the-cinephile/

    https://twitter.com/GKIDSfilms/statu...33288499589121
    GKIDS is proud to announce the acquisition of the North American rights to POMPO THE CINEPHILE, the debut feature from new studio CLAP and directed by Takayuki Hirao.

    An indie hit in Japan, #PompoMovie will hit theaters in 2022 in both Japanese and a new English dub
    Last edited by WTK; 09-16-2021, 03:32 PM.

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    Animation Is Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA

    Pompo The Cinephile | October 22, 2021, 8:15 pm
    Japanese With English Subtitles
    https://animationisfilm.com/events/pompo-the-cinephile/



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      https://gkids.com/2021/09/16/gkids-a...the-cinephile/
      GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “Pompo The Cinephile”

      Indie Anime Hit Coming To U.S. Theaters In 2022

      GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it has acquired all North American distribution rights for the stylish ode to filmmaking, POMPO THE CINEPHILE (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san). Known for his dynamic, maximalist animation sequences, Director Takayuki Hirao (“God Eater,” The Garden of Sinners) returns to the director’s chair with production from the all-new studio CLAP.

      ““Pompo the Cinephile is a completely charming and original work,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Both hilarious and earnest, its contemplation of what it takes to pursue an artistic vision is an inspiration for these times. I cannot wait to share the experience with audiences in theaters early next year.”

      An official selection at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival, POMPO THE CINEPHILE was domestically released on June 4, 2021, and has remained an indie hit, playing for 15 weeks and counting, with a current box office of ¥200,000,000 (approx. $1.8 million USD) to date. Fueled by the excitement from the film’s domestic release, a crowdfunding campaign to create a 35mm print of the feature achieved its fundraising goals of ¥10,000,000 (approx. $91,000 USD) in just eleven days.

      GKIDS will release POMPO THE CINEPHILE theatrically in both its original Japanese language and an all-new English dubbed version early next year. The all-rights North American distribution deal was negotiated between GKIDS and AVEX Pictures Inc., who handle international sales.

      SYNOPSIS:

      Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?

      “Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”

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