“Napping Princess”, opening on 09/08/17, Location: Villlage East Cinema

Greetings Baruch Students,

I’m writing on behalf of GKIDS, an independent film distributor focused solely on animation, including 9 Academy Award-nominated films and the entire Studio Ghibli library.

GKIDS’ newest film, Napping Princess is a thrilling sci-fi fantasy adventure, opening at the Village East Cinema on 9/08/17 playing both in dubbed English and the original Japanese with English subtitles. This exciting new film effortlessly blends reality and a magical world with the use of visually striking animation and outstanding action sequences. It’s the latest film from Kenji Kamiyama, director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and East of the Eden. More information can be found below and on our website.

We wanted to bring this film to your attention as we thought it would be of interest to your students. We would love to work together and can offer a variety of opportunities for you including group sales and movie postcards.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Skye Barclay


The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.

Skye Barclay



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