Following Your Name producer Genki Kawamura's Fireworks, coming to cinemas nationwide in the USA on July 3, 5 and 7, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events will continue their extended partnership with two summer showings of director Masaaki Yuasa's Night is Short, Walk On Girl. The second of several new titles selected for U.S. cinema audiences in 2018, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl event will also feature an exclusive interview with Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall).

The Night is Short, Walk On Girl is a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as "The Girl with Black Hair" experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife. Simultaneously, she is unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.

Presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, debuts in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, August 21 with an encore showing on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates). The film will also receive a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting Wednesday, August 22. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website and www.NightIsShort.com (theaters and participants are subject to change). All showings feature the film in its original Japanese language, subtitled in English.

"We are proud to introduce the next animated feature in our ongoing partnership with GKIDS," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, is a great opportunity for anime fans to experience new content in this space in addition to Studio Ghibli Fest and several of our other anime events."

Tickets for The Night is Short, Walk On Girl are available at www.FathomEvents.com or www.NightIsShort.com and participating box offices.