GKIDS Announces Additional Theaters for Ocean Waves
Distributor GKIDS announced additional North American theaters for the upcoming Ocean Waves anime film.
The current list of upcoming screening locations and dates is as follows (Updated screenings are in bold):
|Toronto, ON||TIFF||January 3, 2017|
|Albuquerque, NM||Guild Cinema||January 6, 2017|
|Denver, CO||Denver Film Society||January 6, 2017|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||Cinema Paradiso Hollywood||January 7, 2017|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||Savor Cinema||January 7, 2017|
|Kansas City, MO||Screenland Armour||January 9, 2017|
|Portland, OR||OMSI Empirical Theatre||January 12, 2017|
|Los Angeles, CA||American Cinematheque||January 12, 2017|
|Chicago, IL||Gene Siskel Film Center||January 13, 2017|
|Santa Ana, CA||The Frida Cinema||January 13, 2017|
|Tempe, AZ||Harkins Valley Art||January 13, 2017|
|Waterloo, ON||Princess Cinema||January 13, 2017|
|Atlanta, GA||Plaza Theatre||January 13, 2017|
|San Francisco, CA||Roxie Theatre||January 16, 2017|
|Fairfax, VA||Angelika Mosaic||January 17, 2017|
|Washington, DC||Angelika Pop-Up||January 17, 2017|
|Dallas, TX||Angelika Dallas||January 17, 2017|
|Plano, TX||Angelika Plano||January 17, 2017|
|San Diego, CA||Angelika Carmel||January 17, 2017|
|Honolulu, HI||Consolidated Theatres Kahalas||January 17, 2017|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Row House Cinema||January 20, 2017|
|Vancouver, BC||Vancity Theatre||January 20, 2017|
|Vancouver, WA||Kiggins Theatre||January 20, 2017|
|Lowell, MA||Luna Theatre||January 27, 2017|
|Howell, MI||Historic Howell Theater||January 27, 2017|
|Columbus, OH||Gateway Film Center||February 9, 2017|
|Cleveland, OH||Cleveland Cinematheque||February 23, 2017|
|Detroit, MI||Detroit Institute of the Arts||March 11, 2017|
|Port Orchard, WA||Dragonfly Cinema||March 24, 2017|
The film first screened in New York City’s IFC Center on December 28, and is screening in other cities beginning this month.
Studio Ghibli‘s 1993 Ocean Waves television special and another Ghibli work, Grave of the Fireflies, were notably missing from Tokuma Shoten and Walt Disney Company’s landmark international distribution deal for every other Ghibli feature in 1996. Central Park Media (CPM) and later ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks released Grave of the Fireflies, but Ocean Waves has never been released on home video in North America.
GKIDS‘ website lists it as the current distributor for all full-length Studio Ghibli films except Tales from Earthsea. The distributor recently released Only Yesterday for the first time in North America; the film was included in Tokuma Shoten and Disney’s distribution deal but never released.
Optimum Releasing released the Ocean Waves special on DVD in the United Kingdom in 2010, and Madman Entertainment released it on DVD in Australia later that year.