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Actor: Tsunehiko Kamijô

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Fifteen years after its release, SPIRITED AWAY remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made – and it’s even better on the big screen!

Join us for a special family-friendly Mother’s Day screening, and enter a captivating world of witches, dragons and spirits, in a critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon. The film followed a ten year old girl who wanders away from her parents along a path that leads to a world ruled by strange and unusual monster-like animals, only to discover that they have been changed into pigs along with others inside a bathhouse full of these creatures.

“Artful but not arty, SPIRITED AWAY is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages.” (Time Magazine)
 
“Miyazaki’s luminescent, gorgeously realized world is relatively safe for children, but it also acknowledges blood, pain, dread, and death in ways that other animated films wouldn’t dare.” (AV Club)
 
“Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit.” (The Independent)
 

Sunday, May 14
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome! Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

SPIRITED AWAY (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 DCP / 125 mins / PG / Japanese with English subs) 10-year-old Chihiro is on another seemingly-boring trip with her parents. However, when they stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
 
Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Join us at the Rio Theatre for another classic Studio Ghibli title on Saturday, July 2. Director Hayao Miyazaki‘s  sixth film, Porco Rosso (known in Japan as “Crimson Pig”) is an endearing comedy set against the backdrop of Italy duwing World War 1, and follows the adventures of a fighter ace living as a freelance… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Princess Mononoke

Join us for additional screenings of MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS, SPIRITED AWAY, and PRINCESS MONONOKE on Sunday, June 14. These films will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles. MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 3:30 / Movie 4:00 SPIRITED AWAY Doors 5:45 / Movie 6:15 PRINCESS MONONOKE –>Advance tickets available HERE Doors 8:30… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli Sunday: Spirited Away

Join us for additional screenings of MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS, SPIRITED AWAY, and PRINCESS MONONOKE on Sunday, June 14. These films will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles. MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 3:30 / Movie 4:00 SPIRITED AWAY Doors –> Advance tickets available HERE 5:45 / Movie 6:15 PRINCESS MONONOKE Doors… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Nights: SPIRITED AWAY

Studio Ghibli Nights: SPIRITED AWAY

Join us for another night celebrating classics from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, featuring Isao Takahata’s MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY. Both films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles. Thursday, June 11 MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS Doors 5:30 / Movie 6:30 SPIRITED AWAY Movie 8:45 Single ticket $10 in advance / $12… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Night: Princess Mononoke

Since our Wednesday, May 6 double bill featuring Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) and Isao Takahata’s hauntingly beautiful GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988) almost *sold out,* we decided to add more screenings of these two titles on Sunday, May 10. Even better: We’re bringing PRINCESS MONONOKE back, too. All films will be screened… Continue Reading

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Twenty years after its release, PRINCESS MONONOKE – replete with epic story and breathtaking visuals – remains an undisputed animated triumph and one of the most thrilling adventures ever produced. Set in the late Muromachi period of Japan, the film follows the young prince Ashitaka as he’s caught in a struggle between the gods of a… Continue Reading

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