Spirited Away (with or w/out Princess Mononoke Double Bill Option)
Monday, March 27 at 6:15pm PDT
Join us for another evening celebrating two of the absolute best from Japan's iconic Studio Ghibli co-founder, the legendary artist and director Hayao Miyazaki.
On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki's most beloved titles - the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY followed by the epic historical fantasy PRINCESS MONONOKE.
Fifteen years after its release, SPIRITED AWAY remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made - and it's even better on the big screen! Enter a captivating world of witches, dragons and spirits, in a critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon. The film followed a ten year old girl who wanders away from her parents along a path that leads to a world ruled by strange and unusual monster-like animals, only to discover that they have been changed into pigs along with others inside a bathhouse full of these creatures.
"Artful but not arty, SPIRITED AWAY is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages." (Time Magazine)
"Miyazaki's luminescent, gorgeously realized world is relatively safe for children, but it also acknowledges blood, pain, dread, and death in ways that other animated films wouldn't dare." (AV Club)
"Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit." (The Independent)
Please note: On Monday, March 27, both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE will be screening in their original Japanese (with English subs). Minors welcome in the balcony to both shows; if there are minors in your party please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony" seating ticket option for either a single film or the double feature.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Groupons and passes good for any single film; please redeem at the door.
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Single Film Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
Why not make it a Miyazaki Monday and see both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE for one sweet price?
Double Bill Tickets $13 advance | $15 at the door
SPIRITED AWAY (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 DCP / Subtitled, 125 mins) | 10-year-old Chihiro is on another seemingly-boring trip with her parents. However, when they stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
PRINCESS MONONOKE (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 DCP / Subtitled, 134 mins PG) Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
Tickets no longer on sale for this event.