The Boy and the Heron (#AnimeMonday Final Screening)

The Boy and the Heron (#AnimeMonday Final Screening)

9:00pm - Monday, Apr 8, 2024

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (SPIRITED AWAY) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure. After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family's estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito's new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself.

"Japanese manga master Hayao Miyazaki, 83, came out of retirement for this hand-drawn beauty about his own life growing up in wartime. The Oscar for best animated feature belongs right here since Miyazaki’s unparalleled artistry shines out of every frame." (ABC News)

"If this really is Miyazaki’s final word, then it’s a conclusion worthy of his legacy. At the same time, his imagination remains so vast, it feels like he could keep creating forever." (Independent UK)

"... A valuable new addition to this unique film-artist’s canon, about confronting a terrible sadness and finding a way to replace it with wonder and joy." (Guardian)

#AnimeMonday, April 8 In Japanese w/EST
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

THE BOY AND THE HERON "Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka"  (Hayao Miyazaki, 2023 / 124 mins / PG) Mahito, a young 12-year-old boy, struggles to settle in a new town after his mother's death. However, when a talking heron informs Mahito that his mother is still alive, he enters an abandoned tower in search of her, which takes him to another world.

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