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Festival to be presented by Colorado Anime Fest in September

Denver, CO – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton is thrilled to announce the Colorado Anime Film Festival to be presented by Colorado Anime Fest on September 9 – 11, 2016. The festival, the first of its kind in Colorado, will boast ten titles over three days as well as special guests and panel discussions. Tickets are $7 and are on sale now for the first wave of screenings here.

“We show new anime fairly regularly,” says Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Creative Manager Steve Bessette. “But we started talking with the great Colorado Anime Fest and thought it might be exciting to jam pack an entire weekend of anime classics and favorites.”

“We’re huge fans of the Alamo Drafthouse, so we’re thrilled to partner with them and give these classic anime titles the big screen treatment they deserve,” says Corey Wood, con chair of Colorado Anime Fest. “Working with the local community to showcase Japanese culture is our highest priority and we’re excited for this opportunity.”

The festival will kick off Friday evening with an Opening Night title that will be announced at a later date. Confirmed classic screenings are as follows:

PAPRIKA (2006) – R: 10-year anniversary screening. This magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. Presented in 35mm.

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1989) – UR: This heart-wrenching tale of two siblings keeping each other alive during World War II will seriously change you. Film critic Roger Ebert once described the film as “an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation.” Produced by Studio Ghibli.

BELLADONNA OF SADNESS (1973) – UR – age 18 and up only: An innocent young woman is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself who appears as an erotic spirit and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire. Uncut, 86-minute restoration.

SUMMER WARS (2009) – PG: A story of how technology can effect our world, and how crisis can bring out the best in people. The 2010 Animation of the Year award winner at the 33rd Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo.

REDLINE (2009) – R: Closing Night title. The story of JP as he tries to make it into the biggest race in this, or any, galaxy. More than 100,000 hand-made drawings and seven years of development are showcased as the racer competes, prepares, and competes some more.

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Colorado Anime Fest is a three-day, all-ages convention at the Denver Renaissance Stapleton Hotel on March 24-26, 2017. The acclaimed 2016 inaugural event hosted 2,200 attendees for a weekend dedicated to exploring Japanese animation, comics, and culture, in partnership with Denver’s vibrant Japanese-American organizations. Founded by fans for fans, COAF has been years in the making, with an executive staff sporting nearly 40 years of combined convention experience at more than 85 events nationwide. Visit for more information and early bird 2017 registration.

Colorado Anime Fest is run by Board Horizons Events, Corp.