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The Screening Room
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:30 PM
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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Celebrate the legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki this May with the return of "May-azaki" at FilmScene!

This special series features four films: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (May 5,6 & 9); HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (May 12, 13 & 16); SPIRITED AWAY (May 19, 20, 23) and PRINCESS MONONOKE (May 26, 27 & 30). Saturday and Wednesday showtimes will be presented dubbed, Sunday showtimes will be subtitled.

Enjoy classic Japanese snacks available at concessions: wasabi peas, Hot Mate, Pocky and panda cookies all month, and for our adult patrons, sake and Sapporo.


"Presented, as only Miyazaki can, in animation of astonishing invention and detail." - Roger Ebert

"In the best moments of Howl's Moving Castle and in his extraordinary body of work, Miyazaki teaches his viewers more valuable lessons: that cultivating a kind of meditative dreaminess is important, that logic is fallible and often benefits from surrendering to instinct, that hushed visual beauty is a treasure unto itself." - Ken Tucker, New York Magazine

"Appropriate for ages 8+." - Common Sense Media

Sophie has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl, who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.