My Neighbors The Yamadas

Sunday, December 27 - Thursday, December 31, 2015

DCP projection

In a break from the frequently mythical storytelling of Studio Ghibli, director Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of the irresponsible, slovenly, and lazy Yamada family and their unassuming way of life. With cartoon-like characters and visual design unlike anything else in the Ghibli canon, the film is illustrated in a series of rough sketches and outlines, which are then filled with soft colors that evoke watercolor painting.

For all showtimes 6:00pm and later, the film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be screened in the English language version — featuring the voices of James Belushi, Molly Shannon and Tress MacNeille.

  • Country Japan
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Director Isao Takahata