Portland Premiere: LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece "Liz and the Blue Bird" features a duet for the oboe and flute. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion.

Tickets are no longer available online. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Come see a new Anime title distributed by Eleventh Arts--"Liz and the Blue Bird."

"Liz and the Blue Bird" is the latest film by director Naoko Yamada, following her critically acclaimed “A Silent Voice” which touched the hearts of audiences around the world.

"Liz and the Blue Bird" had its U.S. premiere at Anime Expo this year where it was greeted with a lot of fan enthusiasm. The film is based on the novel “Sound! Euphonium” by Ayano Takeda, the basis for the beloved anime series of the same name produced by Kyoto Animation, the makers of Liz and the Blue Bird.

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece "Liz and the Blue Bird" features a duet for the oboe and flute. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion.