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    The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is proud to present Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name as the second film in the AARC 2019-2020 Film Series. This screening is free, open to the public, and will be presented in English Audio.

    During the screening, the AARC will provide complimentary popcorn, onigiri, and tea. Limited portions available on a first come first served basis. Vegetarian options available. Doors open at 6:30pm.

    ABOUT THE FILM

    From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

    The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers, living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body and he, hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

    When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection — a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

    Click here to view the trailer (English, Dubbed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-URMnBOPU&t=1s

    ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, MAKOTO SHINKAI

    In 2002, Makoto Shinkai debuted his first film, Voices of a Distant Star, which was a true labor of love. Having created nearly every aspect of the movie himself, Shinkai’s first film sent shockwaves through the anime world for its expression and impressive world view. For the next eleven years he continued to produce masterpieces and in 2013 scored a hit with The Garden of Words which grossed over a million dollars on a limited release. From directing, to writing, and all the way to color design, Shinkai puts his all in every piece of his films. The moment you see his work, you know it is exclusively Shinkai.

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