Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering to bring Grave of the Fireflies to movie theatres nationwide for a special three-day event on August 12, 13 & 15 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2018. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Iaso Takahata, Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. 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. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.