Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine
Makoto Shinkai’s previous films, Your Name and Weathering for You were recent anime classics. And now, Suzume is an instant entry into that pantheon. 17-year-old Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, "I'm looking for a door." What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob.... Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster. The stars. The sunset. The morning sky. Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume's journey to close doors is about to begin. “Makoto Shinkai's new animated feature [is] a ravishing, romantic, and often very funny road movie that continues the Japanese filmmaker's fruitful obsession with fantastical teen sci-fi”—ABC News. In Japanese with English subtitles. This film is eligible for theYouth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets.