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Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Friday, February 18, 6 pm (Japanese with English subtitles)

Saturday, February 19, 3 pm (Japanese with English subtitles)

Saturday, February 19, 6 pm (Dubbed in English)

Sunday, February 20, 3 pm (Dubbed in English)

$12 / $8 Speed members

“For all of the film’s visually striking action and musical set pieces, it’s the generosity of spirit with which it approaches the modern teenage experience that’s its most impressive attribute.”—Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

From the celebrated Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone. A selection of the Cannes Film Festival. 2021 Japan, DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles/dubbed in English, 121 minutes. Rated PG