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HAYAO MIYAZAKI FILM SERIES: JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 10

Ciné presents a theatrical retrospective of some of the greatest and most influential films of all time
from the legendary Japanese animation team at Studio Ghibli. The retrospective features newly-struck
35mm prints and includes four of acclaimed director Hayo Miyazaki's early features:

  NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND CASTLE IN THE SKY MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
  J A N U A R Y   1 7 - 2 0
J A N U A R Y   2 4 - 2 7
J A N  3 1 - F E B  3
F E B R U A R Y  7 - 10
  NAUSICAA CASTLE IN THE SKY MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
 

The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND is considered by many to be his masterwork — and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, NAUSICAA is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Throughout the film, Miyazaki's animation is awe-inspiring; this is a film not to be missed. 

Inspired by "Gulliver's Travels," this fantasy-adventure was Miyazaki's third feature, and helped to establish his reputation as a visionary in both Japan and America. A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. The exciting flying sequences, appealing characters, and fantastic vision of a steam-powered future that Jules Verne might have imagined make CASTLE IN THE SKY an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision presaged later films like PRINCESS MONONOKE and SPIRITED AWAY.

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. But beneath the film's playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom about human-kind's relationship to the Earth. The film is infused with an almost spiritual reverence for the power of nature -- a philosophy tied to the ancient Shinto belief that every object in nature has a soul. The viewer is left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world all around us.

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE is the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator's art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

  [ 1984, 116min, Japanese w/ English Subtitles, PG ] [ 1986, 124min, Japanese w/ English Subtitles, PG ] [ 1988, 86min, English, G ] [ 1989, 102min, English, G ]
  SHOWTIMES 1/17-20:
8:15p - THU 1/17
9:30p - FRI/SAT 1/18-19
2:15p - SAT/SUN 1/19-20
SHOWTIMES 1/24-27:
8:00p - THU 1/24
9:30p - FRI-SAT 1/25-26
2:15p - SAT/SUN 1/26-27
SHOWTIMES 1/31-2/3:
8:00p - THU 1/31
9:30p - FRI-SAT 2/1-2
2:15p - SAT/SUN 2/2-3
SHOWTIMES 2/7-10:
8:00p - THU 2/7
9:30p - FRI-SAT 2/8-9
2:15p - SAT/SUN 2/9-10

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