A tragic film following a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. With their mother killed and father missing, the siblings fight for survival in an abandoned shelter and find respite and entertainment from fireflies lighting the sky overhead. The two must depend on each other to keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs as the uncertainty and scarcity of war rips apart the only world they know. Directed by Isao Takahata. Produced by Toru Hara.
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12, General Admission; $10, Seniors (65+); Students and Military (with valid ID); $8.50, AFI Members (Two Star level and higher); $7, Children (12 and under); $9, Matinees (Mon-Fri shows before 6:00, holidays excluded). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the first film of the day) or at
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. (Metro: Silver Spring)