[PAST EVENT] Mirai: Film Screening at the 2019 Global Film Festival

February 3, 2019
Kimball Theatre
428 W Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Ticketed event
indoors, inside, arts, film studies, media

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan?s Studio Chizu comes Mirai, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning ?future?), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun?s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai? until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future ? including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family?s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

An official selection at Cannes Directors? Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda?s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

Featuring the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (LOST, Hawaii Five-0, The Good Doctor, 3AD Media).

Keith Johnson
Lecturer of English

Current William & Mary students receive free entry to all screenings and workshops.

The 12th Annual William & Mary Global Film Festival will take place Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2019 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. The festival will feature a diverse program of films and live events showcasing the work of international filmmakers, William & Mary faculty, and emerging student talent from around the globe. Tickets and more info available at wmglobalfilmfestival.com.