Fathom Events is teaming up with GKIDS to bring Okko’s Inn to theaters across the United States. Check out the trailer.
Okko’s Inn is the latest feature film from anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka.
Here’s the official description of the movie:
Okko’s Inn” seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm in a heartfelt journey about growing up and finding one’s way.
The film “Okko’s Inn” follows Okko, who goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters, after losing her parents in a car accident. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment.
The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.
“Okko’s Inn” delivers a rare ghost story that –despite several floating characters– is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.
Along with the feature film, an introduction from Kitaro Kosaka will accompany the film.
Okko’s Inn will be in theaters on Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd with showtimes on both days at 7:00 pm local time. The Monday showing will be an English dubbed version while the Tuesday showing will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.FathomEvents.com, www.OkkosInn.com, and participating theaters. There are around 500 theaters that will show Okko’s Inn.