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Available Saturday, October 31, from 12:01 AM through 11:59 PM EST.

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The Case of Hana and Alice

Plays Saturday, October 31 – One Day Only!

When Alice transfers to a new middle school, she hears an urban legend about a student who disappeared the previous year and is suspected to have been killed by his fellow students. Even worse, Alice discovers that she lives next door to his former house, a supposedly haunted home now occupied by a reclusive classmate named Hana. Hana and Alice decide to investigate this “murder case” together, but soon find their lack of detective skills may be an obstacle, in this unusual and charming film from famed writer-director Shunji Iwai, in which a shaggy-dog mystery tale ultimately gives way to a wonderfully nuanced story of young female friendship, and the fantasies and thrills of everyday teenage life.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles

2019. 100 minutes. Anime. NR.

A truly beautiful story about a blossoming friendship by Shunji Iwai that is so endearing and wonderfully realized that it will make you nostalgic for the friendships and times at school.

Harris Dang - EasternKicks.com

The budding friendship between the two girls, one an extrovert and one an introvert, is so charming that I didn’t mind being confused from time to time.

Rob Thomas - Capital Times

Compelling, beautifully animated middle-school mystery.

Joyce Slaton - Common Sense Media

Thank you to the Japan Business Society of Detroit for making this screening available!

Watch for Free!

Available Saturday, October 31, from 12:01 AM through 11:59 PM EST.

Streaming available through the Michigan Theater Foundation’s AgileLink platform. 

Tech Support

Need Help? Check out the AgileLink section on our How To Watch Our Virtual Offerings page or email us at boxoffice@michtheater.org