NOTE: Due to a shipping error, the screening of "Spirited Away" originally scheduled for May 12 has been rescheduled for Monday, May 19. All other screenings of the film remain on as scheduled.
UPDATE (5/8/2014) - 20 Additional Flight Passes and additional showtime added.
MAY-AZAKI - Celebrate the "final flight" of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki at FilmScene this May. This special series features four films over four weeks, presented on the big screen from brand new digital prints: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (May 6, 8, 10 & 31), SPIRITED AWAY (May 12, 15, 17 & 31), HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (May 20, 22, 24 & 31) and THE WIND RISES (May 24, 27, 29 & 31), which Miyazaki has said is his last film. All films presented in English versions.
See all four films with a special, commemorative "Flight Pass" for only $20 or $15 for members. Passes are numbered--only 70 available, starting Wednesday, April 30 at the Box Office. Individual tickets for all films are also available at regular price.
Concession special: Japanese snacks (wasabi peas, Hi-Chew, Pocky and panda cookies) all month. Plus, for our adult patrons, we will be offering sake and Sapporo for these shows.
Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki's reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.
Featuring the voices of Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Michael Chiklis and Susan Egan.