PENGUIN HIGHWAY (2018) Feature Anime Screening with Breakfast: Cereal, Pastries, Tea & Coffee
Washington , DC
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PENGUIN HIGHWAY (2018) Feature Anime Screening with Breakfast: Cereal, Pastries, Tea & Coffee
Join us 8 years and above (in your PJs if you like)for the East Coast premiere of this new anime film served with breakfast refreshments.

Schoolboy Aoyama is bright, inquisitive and a bit headstrong. He has a lot of brainwork to get busy with  after all, he'll be an adult in just a few thousand days. For the moment, though, he'll have to live life as a fourth-grader. Not that it's a bad life.

Summer has arrived and school's nearly out. He has a crush on an intriguing older woman he's met at his dentist's office, who's coaching him in his chess game. And a colony of penguins has materialized in the middle of Aoyama's sleepy little town. Where on Earth  or elsewhere  did these waddling interlopers come from? Aoyama and his friends embark on a research mission, applying rigorous scientific methods and principles. Their discoveries, however, only lead to ever more puzzling wonders...

An anime film adaptation by Studio Colorido with Hiroyasu Ishida as the director, Yjir Arai responsible for character design, Makoto Ueda writing the screenplay, and Umitar Abe composing the music. The theme song is Good Night, performed by Hikaru Utada.  The film premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal on July 29, 2018. Based on the novel Penguin Highway written by Tomihiko Morimi.


535 8th St SE
Washington , DC 20003
United States


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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!