POSTPONED 5 Centimeters Per Second & The Garden of Words


Saturday, March 21, 2020, 4:00pm


Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

5cmPerSecThis event is postponed. 

5 Centimeters Per Second: Its title the measure of the time it takes for a cherry blossom to drift to Earth, Shinkai’s three-part romantic drama of longing, love and loss recounts Takaki Tono’s relationship with classmate Akari—from their elementary school friendship to their last-chance meeting as adults in Tokyo. Initially, after Akari moves to Tochigi, both manage to keep in touch, but their romance is finally cut short when his family moves to an island far away. Age recommendation: 8+. The Garden of Words: When fifteen-year-old Takao skips his class to sketch shoe designs in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, he meets a mysterious woman, and they strike up a friendship. When Takao finally learns her true identity, their connection is both deepened and complicated. Age recommendation: 14+. Tickets required. For tickets and additional information, click here.