Throughout 2018, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured animated features to U.S. Cinemas. Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli's celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises.

Up next from Studio Ghibli Fest 2018, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, is Grave of The Fireflies. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Isao Takahata, the film has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth. Their struggle is a tribute to the human spirit. Presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, Grave of The Fireflies is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

Showings are Sunday August 12, 12:55 PM local time (English-language dubbed), Monday August 13, 7:00 PM local time (English-language subtitled), and Wednesday August 15, 7:00 PM local time (English-language dubbed).

Tickets for Grave of the Fireflies can be purchased online at or and at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in over 700 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Enjoy the event and movie trailers below.