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Grave of the Fireflies

Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
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Isao Takahata's anime adaptation of Akiyuki Nosaka's short story Grave of the Fireflies may have been made and released by Studio Ghibli, but that doesn't make it a movie for children. It's a stark tale of a young brother and sister trying to survive in Japan during the waning days of World War II. Seita does his best to take care of his little sister Setsuko, but there's little food left to scrounge or steal. It's a realistic depiction of both the human cost of war and the damage wrought when those most in need of guidance and aid are left to fend for themselves. Fathom Events screens the film at 12:55 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (August 12, 13 and 15) at Marcus Wehrenberg Ronnies Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fathomevents.com). Tickets are $12.50. $12.50

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