There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004) is one of the famed director’s most beloved, a spectacularly visual and highly imaginative feast for the eyes (and soul!). The film follows the story of Sophy, young woman with confidence issues who is cursed with an older body by a spiteful witch. Sophy’sonly chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. *Please note this film screens in Japanese with English subtitles.
“A richly inventive and enchanting delight.” (The New Yorker)
“Palaces and shimmering lakes, warplanes and fire sprites all come to life at the breath of Miyazaki’s graphic genius.” (Time Magazine)
“A floatingly delightful fairytale with its heart set on repealing the law of gravity.” (The Guardian)
Monday, May 22
*All ages welcome in the balcony! (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the appropriate “balcony” ticket. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.)
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE “Hauru no ugoku shiro” (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004 / DCP / 119 mins, PG / English subs) | When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin.