"Porco Rosso" Soars to Select U.S. Theaters in May of 2018

You will believe pigs can fly with special GKIDS / Fathom Events screenings on May 20, 21, and 23


Head's up, aviation fans: STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018, a year-long series of screenings sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events that celebrates the fantastical animated films of Studio Ghibli, is continuing in May with limited U.S. screenings of Porco Rosso, a 1992 film about an Italian aviator who has been mysteriously transformed into a pig.



The event will feature screenings of Porco Rosso both in an English dubbed format and in the original Japanese language with English subtitles according to the following schedule:


  • Sunday, May 20 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English-dubbed).
  • Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-dubbed).
  • Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled).



Porco Rosso is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and features animation by Studio Ghibli. GKIDS describes the story of Porco Rosso as follows:


Set in a mid-war Italy swept by fascism, the film follows the life of Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into the head of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army, and an egotistical American flying ace.


For more information, including ticket sales and show times, please visit the official Porco Rosso Fathom Events home page. 


Image copyright: © 1992 Studio Ghibli – NN


Source: Official press release



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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