Japan, 2003, 92 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Satoshi Kon, Rated PG-13, Japanese with English Subtitles, GKIDS

Tokyo Godfathers

Saturday, 12/11

"Beauty and storytelling combine to give the film a sting so human you can forget you're watching a cartoon." – Manohla Dargis, L.A. Times

Inspired by the John Ford western 3 Godfathers, Satoshi Kon's (Paprika, Perfect Blue) third feature follows three vagabonds on the streets of Tokyo whose lives are forever changed when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, Tokyo Godfathers is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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