Join us at the Rio Theatre for an evening celebrating two classic animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, including Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) and Isao Takahata’s hauntingly beautiful GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988). We will be screening both films in Japanese with subtitles.
Wednesday, May 6
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (G)
Doors 5:30 / Movie 6:30
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (G)
Single tickets $10 www.riotheatretickets.ca / $12 door
See both $12 www.riotheatretickets.ca / $14 door
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Please note: We have limited all ages/balcony seating, so we strongly advise arriving on time to guarantee a seat!
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes accepted for single movie only, not for double bill option.
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Isao Takahata, 1988 / DCP / Subtitled / 89 minutes) Hisako loses her home in Tokyo to Allied bombing. With her husband fighting somewhere in Asia, she and her two children evacuate to a suburb of Kobe, where they share a house with Hisako’s cousin, Kyoko. Kobe is bombed and Kyoko is killed. Hisako is forced to take care of Kyoko’s two children in addition to her own, but there is not enough food for everyone.