TICKETS

SUPERFAN PASS

$75
$75
  • Access to all film screenings
    for all 14 days of the festival
  • Ticket for
    Opening Night Ramen Fest
  • Gauranteed seat in all screenings
    without reservations
  • Official Credential
  • Very limited quantities of the Superfan Pass.

FESTIVAL PASS

$55
$55
  • Access to all film screenings
    for all 14 days of the festival
  • Able to make reservations for
    desired screenings in advance
  • Official Credential
  • Does NOT include a ticket to
    the Opening Night Ramen Fest

OPENING NIGHT RAMEN

$32
$32
  • Ticket for
    Opening Night Ramen Fest
  • Includes a bowl of Ramen from Ki Ramen

FILM TICKETS

$10
$10
  • Specific film ticket

FILMS

OKKO'S INN

Pittsburgh Premiere
Anime

In this 2018 animated film from Studio Ghibli veteran Kitaro Kosaka, a young girl, Okko, becomes the new junior inn keeper at her grandmother’s enchanted countryside inn and through the help of her new spirit friends, she learns the meaning of dedicating yourself to others, and being a welcoming host.

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LADY SNOWBLOOD

New Restoration Premiere for Pittsburgh
Cult Classic

In this 1970s cult classic, a woman raised to be an assassin exacts vengeance upon the people who destroyed her family. Based on the manga of the same name, it’s a dazzlingly violent adventure into the heart of revenge in early 20th century Japan.

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ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Japanese Horror & Cult

One Cut Of The Dead is a low budget horror film, within a low budget horror film, wrapped in a meta making-of mockumentary, and filled with enough laughs, gags, and zombie-genre references to make anyone want to watch it over and over again.

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BATTLE ROYALE

Cult Classic

An isolated group of high schoolers are forced to fight to the death by the government in this hugely influential (and controversial) modern classic.

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THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL

Anime

This animated romantic comedy follows a night out for two unnamed university students, as one tries to confess his feelings for the other, but hilarious circumstances won’t allow it.

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NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI

Documentary

This Japanese documentary follows Academy Award-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, as he struggles to deal with the woes of retirement, and the challenges he faces when he begins to work on a new CGI short film, that’s nothing like what he’s seen before.

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TOKYO STORY

Essential Cinema

Often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story has been a classic since its release in 1953. This masterpiece follows an aging couple’s trip to visit their grown children in Tokyo, and the generational conflict that arises as they discover how they’re seen as a burden to their family.

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SHOPLIFTERS

Drama
Oscar Nominee

This 2018 drama follows a low-income family that relies on shoplifting to cope with their life of poverty. The story begins when the family takes in a neighborhood girl and they must face the new challenges of integrating her into their home, and keep her hidden from those who are looking for her.

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MIRAI

Anime
Oscar Nominee

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children). After his baby sister Mirai is born, four-year-old Kun feels left out of the family. Kun’s jealousy grows, until one day he stumbles into a magical garden, where past and future family members guide him on a journey through their family’s history.

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DAY OF THE WESTERN SUNRISE

Documentary
Hometown Selection

Day of the Western Sunrise is an animated documentary telling the true story of the crew onboard a fishing vessel who survived the Castle Bravo thermonuclear bomb test in the Pacific Ocean in 1954. This movie includes survivor interviews, beautiful animation, and was made by Pittsburghers!

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MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE

Shorts Program
Anime

Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.

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LOST IN RAMEN

Opening Night Film

Lost in Ramen follows the stories of three people: a girl contemplating suicide, a widower, and a chef who survived a car accident, and how they learn to rise above their troubles with the help of a ramen restaurant.

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