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Hooray for Nyallywood! Takayuki Hirao and studio CLAP’s Pompo the Cinephile is coming to U.S. theaters next month, starting with fan preview event screenings on April 27 (Japanese with subtitles) and 28 (English dub). A nationwide opening will follow in select theaters on April 29, and GKIDS shared a lightning fast new teaser to remind us all of these key dates. 



The Fathom Events screenings will include an exclusive introduction from director Takayuki Hirao. You can learn more at the official website




Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. 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?


Source: Press release




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