Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Japan, 2016, 107 min.). Digital. Dubbed in English.
Gorgeous imagery and a universally resonant story made Makoto Shinkai’s masterpiece Your Name one of the highest-grossing films of all time in Japan. The film follows a teenage girl named Mitsuha who dreams of leaving her small mountain town to try her luck in Tokyo, and a teenage boy named Taki who lives in Toyko and dreams of becoming an architect. One night, the two miraculously exchange bodies. As they adjust to their new lives, Mitsuha and Taki discover a way to communicate with each other across the vast distance between them—but they long to meet in real life. When a dazzling comet lights up the night sky, it threatens to keep them apart forever.
The 7:30 pm screening will be preceded by a celebration in the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, starting at 6 pm and featuring live music by DJ Ian Condry, art-making activities and Japanese candies and confections at Taste Café. Free tickets for the event can be reserved starting at 10 am on January 30 and will grant attendees free admission to Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics before and after the film screening.
Can’t make it to the February 1 screening?
There is a second screening of Your Name on Wednesday, February 7. The February 7 showing will be screened with subtitles (not dubbed). Members $9; Nonmembers $11.
Free ticket required. Free ticket can be reserved online only via the MFA website starting Tuesday, January 30 at 10 am.
All tickets will be held in Will Call, and can be picked up at the Linde Family Wing Entrance on February 1 beginning at 6 pm. Tickets not picked up by 7 pm will be released.