Anime Limited in conjunction with National Amusements have partnered with Showcase Cinemas to screen A Silent Voice for those who are Hard of Hearing at select cinemas on Tuesday 16th May.
These screenings will allow an experience of the full film, including sounds, music and noises. This is one of the first anime films to offer this in cinemas and it couldn’t be apter given the film’s subject matter. It’s a shame this option wasn’t available upon general release and the time frame between now and screenings is short. Hopefully, as many people as possible can experience this film that may not have had the chance to before.
Synopsis: A Silent Voice tells a story of childhood bullying, teenage guilt and a search for redemption.
A new girl joins a primary school class. Shoko is a shy, immensely vulnerable girl who is disabled – she is deaf and has trouble speaking. Her arrival annoys a boy in the class, Shoya, who starts bullying Shoko, with the support of some of his classmates. The results of this persecution are terrible, for both Shoya and Shoko.Five years later, the former bully Shoya is now a teenage pariah, tormented by his memories of what he did. He’s even thinking of suicide. Then he meets Shoko again, who seems able to forgive him for what he did, and he tries to make amends for his past actions. Shoya also makes new friends, and he even starts reconnecting with his childhood classmates. But can the wounds of the past be healed so easily?
A Silent Voice screenings will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 16th May at the following Showcase Cinemas:
You can book tickets to see this special screening of A Silent Voice at the Showcase Cinema website.