As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki, Grave of the Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Stay for a Q-and-A session with SCAD film and television faculty members after the screening.
Admission is free for SCAD Card holders; $5 for seniors, students and military; and $8 for the general public.