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TRAILER

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FIND A THEATER


OPENS NEW YORK MARCH 25
BEGINS NATIONWIDE APRIL 8

**Last updated 5/20 - Check back each week for an updated theater list**
(Unless otherwise noted, theaters play the film for a minimum of one week)
Please note: Select matinee shows will be played in English, all other shows will be French with English subtitles.
Please check your theater’s local listings for full details.


March 25
New York - IFC Center 

April 1
Los Angeles, CA - Landmark Nuart Theater

April 8
Santa Monica, CA - Laemmle Monica Film Center
Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse
North Hollywood, CA - Laemmle NoHo
San Diego, CA - Landmark Ken Cinema
Seattle, WA - SIFF Cinema Uptown
San Francisco, CA - Landmark Embarcadero Center
Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinema
Irvine, CA- Regal Edwards University Town Center
Boston, MA- Landmark Kendall Square  
Jamaica, NY - Kew Gardens Cinema
Washington, DC - Landmark E Street Cinema
Portland, OR - Regal Fox Tower
Austin, TX - Regal Arbor 8

April 15
Royal Oak, MI - Landmark Main Art
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Royal
Berkeley, CA - Landmark California Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA - Landmark Nickelodeon Theatre
Akron, OH - Nightlight Cinema
San Jose, CA - Camera 3 Cinemas
Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Camelview
Menlo Park, CA - Landmark Guild Theatre
Cincinnati, OH - Mariemont Theatre
Cleveland, OH - Cedar Lee Theatre
Omaha, NE - Film Streams
Denver, CO - Landmark Mayan Theatre 
Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Bethesda,MD - Landmark Betheseda Row
Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art
Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Lagoon Cinema
Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
Spokane, WA - Magic Lantern Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA - Plaza de Oro (3/20)

April 22
Wayne, PA - Reel Cinemas Anthony Wayne
San Francisco, CA - Landmark Opera Plaza
Milwaukee, WI - Times Theatre
Kansas City, MO - Tivoli Cinemas
Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
Honolulu, HI - Kahala 8 Theatres
Juneau, AK - Gold Town Nickelodeon
Madison, WI - Sundance Cinemas 608
Bellingham, WA - PFC's Limelight Cinema
Portland, ME - Nickelodeon Theatre
Providence, RI - Cable Car Cinema
Palm Desert, CA - Cinemas Palme D'Or
Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
Winchester, VA - Alamo Drafthouse Winchester (4/27)

April 29
Arcata, CA - The Miniplex
Washington, DC- Landmark West End
San Francisco, CA- 4-Star Theatre
Oakland, CA- New Parkway Theatre
East Providence, RI- East Providence Cinemas
Portland, OR- Academy Theater
Charlotte, NC- Regal Ballantyne
Memphis, TN - Studio on the Square
Albuquerque, NM - Regal High Ridge
Plano, TX - Angelika Film Center
Dallas, TX - Landmark Magnolia
Houston, TX - Landmark River Oaks
Grand Rapids, MI - Celebration! Cinemas Woodland
Santa Ana, CA - The Frida Cinema
Santa Fe, NM - CCA Cinematheque
Greensboro, NC - Red Cinemas
Corvallis, OR - Darkside Cinema
Pittsburgh, PA - Regent Square Theater
Louisville, KY - Village 8 Cinemas
Sandpoint, IN - The Panida Theatre
Vancouver, WA - Kiggins Theatre
Knoxville, TN - Regal Downtown West (3/26-27)


May 6
San Francisco, CA - The Roxie
Seattle, WA- Landmark Crest Cinema Center
Ft. Collins, CO - Lyric Cinema
Orlando, FL- Premiere Cinemas Fashion Square
Bend, OR- Tin Pan Theater
Anchorage, AK- Bear Tooth Theatre
San Diego, CA- Media Arts Center
Boulder, CO- Boulder Art Cinema
El Paso, TX- Premiere Cinema
Lubbock, TX- Premiere Cinema
Salt Lake City, UT- Broadway Centre Cinemas
Jacksonville, FL - Sun-Ray Cinema
Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater (5/10-11)
Brunswick, ME - Frontier Café & Cinema (5/8, 5/15, 5/22)
Chicago, IL - Gene Siskel Film Center
Lexington, KY- Kentucky Theatre
Albany, NY- Landmark Spectrum 8
St Louis, MO- Landmark Tivoli
Gainesville, FL- The Hippodrome
Athens, GA- Athens Ciné

May 13
Iowa City, IA - FilmScene
Buffalo, NY - Amherst Theatre
Olympia, WA - Olympia Film Society
Lowell, MA - The Luna Theater
Washington, DC - Angelika Pop Up
Port Townsend, WA - Rose Theatre
Camas, WA - Liberty Theatre


May 20
Ithaca, NY - Cinemapolis
Miami, FL - O Cinema Wynwood
Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann Community Cinema (5/21-22)
Lambertville, NJ - ACME Screening Room (5/2o - 5/22)
Amherst, MA - Amherst Cinema Arts Center
Grand Rapids, MI - Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Museum of Art (5/19 - 5/22)
Baton Rougue, LA - Manship Theatre (5/22)

May 27

Hamilton, NY - Hamilton Theater
Port Orchard, WA - Dragonfly Cinema
Wilmington, DE - Theatre N
Lancaster, PA - Zoetropolis
Pittsfield, MA - Berkshire Museum (5/27-5/30)

June 3

Rochester, NY - The Little
Hartford, CT - Real Art Ways
Winston-Salem, NC - Aperture Cinema

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ABOUT


 From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a  riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk world.

 Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force  abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard) lives alone  with her cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-  reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. 

New English dub featuring PAUL GIAMATTI, TONY HALE. SUSAN SARANDON, AND J.K. SIMMONS on select shows!

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PRESS


Critics Pick! Beautiful, inventive and uncannily satisfying!
The movie so teems with delightful detail and has such an exuberant sense of play that it feels entirely fresh.
- New York Times
 

Strangely wonderful, wonderfully strange!
Part science fiction cosmos, part alternate reality steampunk universe, and all adventure all the time, the cosmos Tardi has visualized is imaginative in a way that by intention is both familiar and out of this world.”
- Los Angeles Times

It’s downright extraordinary! A rollicking, old-timey pulp adventure!
- Village Voice

Skip Batman v Superman. There’s a much better comic book film out right now.
April and the Extraordinary World is the latest triumph for the indie animation distributor GKIDS, which seems likely to earn its ninth Academy Award® nomination for this film. Watch too many big studio comic book and animated movies, and you can feel your horizons closing in around you. Watch this one, and you'll be reminded that both comics and animation are limited only by what some mad genius can dream up. 
- VOX

Miyazaki meets Pixar!
A rousing, thrilling adventure, beautifully animated, it's also a powerfully emotional piece, about family and friendship, about betrayal and disappointment, and about first love and old enmities. An adventure for the heart as well as the mind!
- The Verge
 
I can’t tell you enough how much of a joy this movie was to watch!
Every inch of the frame is filled with some kind of amazing visual or bit of archaic future technology.  The story feels like the lovechild of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and some of Pixar’s best, with an art style reminiscent of Moebius and Herge. Plus, there’s a talking cat named Darwin, so how can you not like that? 
- Nerdist
 
An exuberant journey from its opening sequence to the riveting conclusion!
What emerges from the concoction of brilliant notions inspired by the source material is a highly ingenious and sumptuously designed tale anchored to an assertive, intellectual, and unconventional heroine. This delightfully sophisticated charmer firmly establishes itself as a visual marvel and one of the most originally confected animated films ever made… Its genre-bending aspects are so fabulously calibrated, that is hard to pinpoint an exact designation for the spell the film casts other than how deliciously twisty it is.
- IndieWire
 
Will make steampunk fans drool with delight!
- AV Club
 

Two words of advice: Buckle up! 
You’ll be in for a wonderful ride littered with talking cats, fabulous steampunk backdrops, rollercoaster excitement, and terrific characters, all drawn through the fundamental beauty of cell animation.
- Paste

Plays like a fortuitous mash-up of Tintin comics and the films of Hayao Miyazaki
what with its indomitable heroine, talking animals, fantastical fortresses and flying machines. The film offers the steampunk pleasure that comes with constructing an alternate past parallel to our own, full of ingenious gadgets and inventions that could only exist in such a world. Bicycle-powered blimps, suspended railroads (where trains hang down from the tracks instead of running on them), and rodent surveillance cyborgs transform this unique, smog-drenched vision of turn-of-the-century France into a visual wonderland. 
- Slant
 
Wondrous!
This unique, super-smart and berserkly imaginative French animated entry is a real achievement in the world of animation.
- Film Journal

A fascinating, captivating film!
It feels somewhat clichéd to call an animated adventure film a “delight,” but it’s the best word for the latest from GKIDS
April and the Extraordinary World a joyful, accomplished movie that echoes The City of Lost Children, The Adventures of Tintin, Metropolis, Howl’s Moving Castle and something unique into a, well, delightful piece of work. This Paris-set, alternative-universe adventure is so remarkably fluid that it almost feels effortless. 
RogerEbert.com
 
Thrilling!  A film with instant classic appeal!
Within a thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience, attentive parents will find the antidote to their fear that watching cartoons might rot your brain. If anything, April and the Extraordinary World seems bound to do the opposite, encouraging children to pursue their own passions and creativity. The film, which deservedly claimed the top prize at the 2015 Annecy Animated Film Festival, is the rare toon that leaves kids inspired not to buy toys, but to make the world a better place.
- Variety
 
The work of the great comic book artist Jacques Tardi is cleverly and beautifully carried to the big screen
in April and the Extraordinary World a surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman.
- The Hollywood Reporter