Miyazaki Mania: Spirited Away (35mm)
First show: December 20
Presented by The Roxie, Spoke Art, and MiDNITES FOR MANiACS
Part of a very special weekend of six classic Miyazaki films. Accompanied by new screen prints in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series. Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.
10-year-old Chihiro and her parents are riding along during a family outing through the countryside when they stumble across an amusement park that has seemingly been abandoned for years. Despite Chihiro’s premonitions about the creepy setting, her parents explore the area and eventually discover and indulge in an empty eatery filled with fresh food. As a result of their unfaithfulness they are magically turned into pigs, which in turn scares away Chihiro. She meets the enigmatic Haku, who explains to her that this land is actually a magical bath house, a kind of holiday resort, where supernatural beings seek comfort away from the earthly realm and she must work here, as laziness is not permitted, to free both herself and her parents from the mystical land.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. Japan. 2001. 125 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. 35mm.
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS