Spirited Away

Opened Friday, December 30, 2022

DCP Projection

Screenings starting before 7pm are of the English-language version; shows starting after 7pm are of the Japanese-language version with English subtitles. 

“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.

Screening as part of our series: Poll Stars: Sight and Sound Picks

 

 

Previously screened as part of our series The Films of Studio Ghibli.

 

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

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