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Alice in Wonderland (1933)

With an all star cast including Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, and Edward Everett Horton as the Mad Hatter, this pre-Code adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books is still among the most bizar... READ MORE

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Runtime: 76 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 6th

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The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism

From EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the creators of Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, comes a new film exploring how the relationship between art and gardening blossomed across the pond. THE ARTIST... READ MORE

Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 13th

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Band Aid

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALMarried couple Anna (Zoe-Lister Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally) fight constantly. It doesn’t help that they’ve each come to a standstill in their care... READ MORE

Directed by: Zoe Lister-Jones

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Barbed Wire

“It isn’t really a war picture at all. It’s a peace picture. It holds out the hope that, in time, we may forget all about war and war pictures and just have a good time, which will throw that kettle-d... READ MORE

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: 16mm

Opens on Apr 18th

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Beach Rats

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALFrankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him t... READ MORE

Directed by: Eliza Hittman

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Being There

A simpleton gains power inside the White House. Crazy! But that’s the path taken by Peter Sellers’ Chance the gardener, who becomes known as Chauncey Gardiner in Hal Ashby’s satire based on Jerzy Kozi... READ MORE

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Runtime: 130 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 8th

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALThere is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends h... READ MORE

Directed by: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez

Runtime: 76 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Bitch

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL Jill (Marianna Palka), a lonely, distraught housewife with four unruly children, paces on her dining room table with a belt around her... READ MORE

Directed by: Marianna Palka

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Blue Velvet

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 120 mins

Opens on May 28th

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The Boxer's Omen

The basic plot line of THE BOXER'S OMEN, involving the brother of a paralyzed boxer traveling to Thailand to seek vengeance upon beloved Bruce Lee foil Bolo Yeung, could little prepare you for the myr... READ MORE

Directed by: Chih-Hung Kuei

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 19th

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Caddyshack

It’s summer and thus time for golf, smart-dumb humor and CADDYSHACK. Harold Ramis, making his directorial debut from a script he wrote with Brian Doyle-Murray and Douglas Kenney, said he originally en... READ MORE

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 13th

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Chicago Rot

After years of rotting in Joliet, Les, a wrongfully imprisoned street legend known as "The Ghoul," is released into a mad search through Chicago's back alleys for the man who slaughtered his mother an... READ MORE

Directed by: Dorian Weinzimmer

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 6th

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David Lynch Shorts Program

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 85 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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David Lynch: The Art Life

Opens May 5thThe unique documentary event DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a bette... READ MORE

Directed by: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 28th

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Dina

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALDina’s getting married in a few weeks and there’s still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents’ house to her a... READ MORE

Directed by: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary

Opens April 21stI WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU.Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to muc... READ MORE

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Runtime: 113 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 21st

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Dune

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.The long-awaited film... READ MORE

Directed by: David Lynch

Runtime: 137 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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The Elephant Man

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 124 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Eraserhead

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 89 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wednesday, June 14th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at The Park at WrigleyHigh school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan... READ MORE

Directed by: John Hughes

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jun 14th

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Fire Walk With Me

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 135 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Five Element Ninjas

Chang Cheh's FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS is the ultimate 80s wuxia film, Shaw turned to 11, a legend among even the most discerning martial arts aficionados. With glorious Shaw sets, breathtaking choreography... READ MORE

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 14th

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Forbidden Planet

A rescue mission to a distant planet discovers the two survivors of a spaceship that crashed 20 years before on the Forbidden Planet. One of the stranded humans has deciphered the secrets of the plane... READ MORE

Directed by: Fred McLeod Wilcox

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 15th

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Ghostbusters

Wednesday, July 26th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at The Park at WrigleyPeter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many... READ MORE

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jul 26th

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The Great Muppet Caper

“Kermit? What if we drift out to sea? What if we're never heard from again? What if there's a storm? Or - we get struck by lightning?” The Muppets are caught in the middle of a jewel heist in London,... READ MORE

Directed by: Jim Henson

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 27th

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted... READ MORE

Directed by: Mike Newell

Runtime: 157 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 2nd

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Her Wild Oat

Chicago International Film Festival co-founder Colleen Moore stars as Mary Lou Smith, orphan-whose father left her a lunch wagon, a dog, and a lot of ambition. When the love of her life goes to Plymou... READ MORE

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Runtime: 70 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 30th

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The Hero

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALTHE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’L... READ MORE

Directed by: Brett Haley

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Hotel Room

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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I, Daniel Blake

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake... READ MORE

Directed by: Ken Loach

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Jun 2nd

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Idiocracy on 35mm with Mike Judge

Thursday, June 1st | Tickets are $23.75truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present, 'Idiocracy' on 35mm with writer and director Mike Judge during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Com... READ MORE

Directed by: Mike Judge

Runtime: 84 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 1st

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Opens April 7thIN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. It puts a literal face on the culture of Israel. Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and... READ MORE

Directed by: Roger Sherman

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 7th

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Industrial Symphony No. 1

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 50 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Inland Empire

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 180 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Interstella 5555

An unscrupulous music executive and his flunky kidnap an alien, blue-skinned techno band, rob them of their identities, pass them off as human, and foist them on an unsuspecting public on Earth. After... READ MORE

Directed by: Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen

Runtime: 68 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Apr 21st

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The Jungle Book

Wednesday, June 28th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at The Park at WrigleyThe man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and th... READ MORE

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jun 28th

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Kizumonogatari Double Feature: Parts 1&2

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 133 mins

Opens on Apr 25th

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Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

**Presented in the original Japanese language with English Subtitles** With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters: Dramaturgy, Episod... READ MORE

Directed by: Tatsuya Oishi, Akiyuki Shinbo

Runtime: 83 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Apr 25th

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The Little Hours

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their... READ MORE

Directed by: Jeff Baena

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 12th

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Lost Highway

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 134 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Mamma Mia

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 108 mins

Opens on May 14th

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Manhattan

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 96 mins

Opens on May 26th

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The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on t... READ MORE

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 144 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 9th

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Meditation, Creativity, Peace

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 71 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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The Modern School of Film with Christopher Guest

Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00pm | Tickets are $27.50 truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present, The Modern Film School with Christopher Guest during the 4th Annual 26th Ann... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on May 31st

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Opens May 5thFrom acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like m... READ MORE

Directed by: Dash Shaw

Runtime: 77 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 5th

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Obit.

Opens May 19thDirector Vanessa Gould in person Opening Weekend!An inside look at life on The New York Times obituary desk.It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers... READ MORE

Directed by: Vanessa Gould

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 19th

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Old Vic Theatre presents The Crucible

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 210 mins

Opens on Apr 23rd

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On the Way

On the Way is an experimental film trilogy created by the Chicago-based multi-media artist Hart Ginsburg. The film series aims to provide viewers with reflective visual and poetic meditations upon the... READ MORE

Directed by: Hart Ginsburg

Runtime: 20 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 20th

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The Point

Sunday, 4/23 Screening is free for Music Box Members | Just bring your Member CardPlus Carole King’s REALLY ROSIE (Maurice Sendak, 1975, 18 min) 16mmOblio is the only round-headed person in the Pointe... READ MORE

Directed by: Fred Wolf

Runtime: 74 mins

Format: 16mm

Opens on Apr 22nd

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Popeye

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 114 mins

Opens on May 22nd

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A Quiet Passion

Opens May 19thCynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized af... READ MORE

Directed by: Terence Davies

Runtime: 126 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 19th

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Rookie of the Year

Wednesday, July 12th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at The Park at WrigleyHenry Rowengartner is a young kid who is a big baseball fan. He even plays on a little league team, but he is rathe... READ MORE

Directed by: Daniel Stern

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jul 12th

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The Running Man

***30th Anniversary***In the future (the year 2017), the rule of law is governed by television ratings. One show dominates the airwaves – THE RUNNING MAN – where convicted prisoners have a chance at f... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 26th

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The Sandlot

Wednesday, August 9th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at The Park at WrigleyScotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neigh... READ MORE

Directed by: David M. Evans

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Aug 9th

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Sleeper

It’s time to put one of Woody Allen’s “early, funny ones” to the test. SLEEPER presents a zany 1973 vision of the future, with Allen playing a health-food store owner who’s cryogenically frozen and wa... READ MORE

Directed by: Woody Allen

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 19th

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Solaris

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 166 mins

Opens on May 26th

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Stage Russia presents Anna Karenina

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this internationally award winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a choreographed interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.Choli... READ MORE

Runtime: 134 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Jun 3rd

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Stage Russia presents The Cherry Orchard

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen... READ MORE

Directed by: Adolf Shapiro

Runtime: 167 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 7th

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Stalker

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 163 mins

Opens on May 26th

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The Straight Story

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 112 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Tom Verducci and Theo Epstein "In Conversation"

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Apr 11th

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The Void

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Apr 7th

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Watership Down

A very serious, violent, and heartbreaking movie about bunnies, WATERSHIP DOWN features the voice acting talents of the late, great John Hurt, who leads a pack of rabbit companions to a new home after... READ MORE

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 20th

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Wayne's World

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 94 mins

Opens on May 10th

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Wild at Heart

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 125 mins

Opens on Apr 28th

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one w... READ MORE

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Runtime: 100 mins

Opens on Apr 15th

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Win It All

Jake Johnson (NEW GIRL) stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he’s unable to... READ MORE

Directed by: Joe Swanberg

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 8th

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Wings

A Silent Movie concert performed by the Prima Vista Quartet with an original score composed by Baudime Jam.Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) is a young man passionate about motorsport. His neighbor, Mary P... READ MORE

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Runtime: 144 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 9th

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Your Name.

2:00pm screenings Friday-Thursday will be dubbed in English | All other showtimes in Japanese with English subtitles unless otherwise notedFrom director Makoto Shinkai comes a beautiful masterpiece ab... READ MORE

Directed by: Makoto Shinkai

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Apr 7th

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