First show: December 22
12/27 at 8:45pm (SUBBED)
Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dreamlike 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.
2001, Studio Ghibli, 125 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.
12/27 at 8:45pm SUBBED
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For those of you wondering, “will Studio Ghibli ever make another movie?” you might find your answer in NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI. This insightful documentary gives us a glimpse at the life of the legendary animator since his retirement in 2013. A restless creative, Miyazaki embarks on a short film project, “Boro The Caterpillar,” that takes him into a new world of CGI animation. The film offers many moments of wisdom, humor, and heart from this beloved figure — as well as exclusive footage of his latest work.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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