Movie Releases for Tuesday 5/24
"TREKKIES is still the best fan documentary ever made." - GIZMODO 2015
To be a Star Trek fan is one thing, but to be a "Trekkie" puts you in a whole different league. Why this particular show? What meaning has this show had in these people's lives? What kind of spiritual or psychological impact does it have? Does the show's message hold some kind of utopian ideal for the future? Does the show somehow create a way for people to feel they "fit in?" How has it inspired real life scientists, doctors, astronauts, and engineers? The "Star Trek" actors and the fans interviewed in TREKKIES answer these questions and others. The subjects profiled in the documentary span the entire spectrum of fans, from non-uniform wearing doctors, scientists, and teachers to Trek-uniform-wearing Dentists, Jurists, mothers, kids, and others.
- Includes Shinkai's short film, "Voices Of A Distant Start," as a bonus feature. Shinkai wrote/directed/produced "Voices", and this is the first time it will be released on Blu-ray! Additional bonus features includes interviews with the director and cast, feature storyboard, "She And Her Cat" short film and a music video
- Includes English and Japanese dubs
- Directed/written/produced by Makoto Shinkai, acclaimed director of Your Name. and Weathering With You, which have a combined worldwide BO of over $550M!
- Shinkai is currently working on his next films. Details have been under wraps, but it is presumed the film will be released 2022-2023
- Screened in high-profile festivals, including Annecy International Animation Film Festival and New York International Children's Film Festival. Winner for Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards
- This film has been adapted into a novel and a manga.