Ghibli

Spirited Away

Friday, December 20 - Thursday, January 16, 2020

Showtimes

    Screening a 35mm print at 7:20pm on Sun Jan 12 and at 9:45pm on Thu Jan 16!

    “Prepare to be astonished.” –LA Times

    Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan at the time of its release and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

    Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like 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.

    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.

    Screening as part of our series The Films of Studio Ghibli.

    Ghibli 2019 Schedule – By Title (PDF)

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    • Country Japan
    • Year 2001
    • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
    • Running Time 125 minutes
    • Director Hayao Miyazaki