Join us for another evening celebrating two of the absolute best from Japan’s iconic Studio Ghibli co-founder, the legendary artist and director Hayao Miyazaki.
On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki’s most beloved titles – the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY followed by the epic historical fantasy PRINCESS MONONOKE.
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 forest and the humans who consume its resources. At its core, PRINCESS MONONOKE is something of an “eco-fable,” a statement on the natural world’s devastation brought on by human advancement.
“The film’s strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers.” (LA WEEKLY)
“A spellbinding epic with great characters, visuals and pathos.” (Film Threat)
Please note: On Monday, March 27, both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE will be screening in their original Japanese (with English subs). Minors welcome in the balcony to both shows; if there are minors in your party please ensure you purchase the correct “balcony” seating ticket option for either a single film or the double feature.