Pompo the Cinephile Gets North American Release Date

GKIDS announced that it will be bringing Pompo the Cinephile to North American theaters on April 29, 2022, with two preview events happening prior.

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The anime film — which was released in Japan on June 4, 2021 — will have two preview events in conjunction with Fathom Events on April 27 and 28, 2022. The two events will give fans the chance to see the film in either its original Japanese language (on April 27) or the English dubbed version (on April 28). In addition to the full film, a special introduction from director Takayuki Hirao that is exclusive to the Fathom Events screening will play.

Following the limited Fathom Events screenings, Pompo the Cinephile will release in select markets nationwide on April 29. Tickets for both events and the wider release will be available beginning on March 25, 2022, on either Fathom’s website or the official site for Pompo the Cinephile. A new teaser for the film was also released, which you can see below:

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Pompo the Cinephile follows the story of Pompo, a talented producer in “Nyallywood,” who finally gets her chance to direct a big feature. “Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in ‘Nyallywood,’ the movie-making capital of the world,” reads the official synopsis for the film. “Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?”


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