‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’ to Be Screened Feb. 7 and 10

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“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas,” a Japanese animated feature, will be shown at selected theaters on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. (subtitled) and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 12:55 p.m. (subtitled).

Based on an award-winning novel by Yoru Sumino, this is an uplifting, coming-of-age tale that has captivated the hearts of millions. The film captures an emotional journey between two polar opposites who discover the true meaning of compassion while trying to find happiness.

Spring, and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the first page: “Living with Dying.” He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret.

Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until her last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to change.

Produced by Studio VOLN (“Ushio & Tora”), “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” marks Shinichiro Ushijima’s (“One Punch Man,” “All Out!!”) directorial debut and stars the 72nd Mainichi Film Awards Best New Actor winner, Mahiro Takasugi. Collider says the film “will both make your jaw drop and your tear ducts work overtime.”

For theater locations and reservations, go to www.fathomevents.com.

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