From the creators of SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA comes a long-awaited masterpiece never before released in North America, Isao Takahata’s ONLY YESTERDAY. As part of the film’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, the film has been digitally restored and remastered by Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s foremost animation studios. ONLY YESTERDAY (“Omohide poro poro”) manages to be all at once romantic, nostalgic and sentimental; it’s a touching coming-of-age drama that is rich with humor and stirring emotion. *Please note: This film screens in Japanese with English subtitles.
It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
“Stunningly beautiful.” – Empire Magazine
“A touching, melancholy meditation on life.” – Roger Ebert
Friday, May 6
Doors 5:00pm | Movie 5:30pm
Online tickets for this show available by clicking HERE
Tickets $10 online/ $12 at the box office
*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
ONLY YESTERDAY “Omohide poro poro” (Isao Takahata, 118 minutes / PG / In Japanese with English subtitles) | A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.