Atsuko Ishizuka
Japan
2022
95
minutes
Japanese
spoken
English
subtitles

PUBLIC SHOWING on Saturday April 1 @ 6:30PM

 

High School screening on Thursday April 6 @ 12:30PM – registration here

Movie Trailer

Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio fears they may be blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends and they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life. Following up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe, director Atsuko Ishizuka delivers her first original feature film, and what a remarkable anime it is! With luminescent hand-drawn work and lush backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.

Themes: friendship, coming of age, loss, grief, kindness, love, adventure, peer pressure, bullying
Advisory: Deals with mature themes of mental health

Feature film recommended for age: 13+

 

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