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Today - Saturday May 27, 2017

1:30pm

My Neighbor Totoro

1988, Japan, 87 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.

My Neighbor Totoro has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised. It's a perennial best seller on video. On the Internet Movie Database, it's voted the fifth best family film of all time, right behind ''Toy Story 2'' and ahead of ''Shrek.'' The new Anime Encyclopedia calls it the best Japanese animated film ever made. Whenever I watch it, I smile, and smile, and smile. - Roger Ebert



3:30pm

Castle in the Sky

1989, Japan, 124 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Sheeta and Pazu race against pirates and other evil agents to find a mystical floating city, glimpsed a generation earlier by Pazu's father and then lost again. The movie really kicks in gear at the climax, where Sheeta and Pazu try to outrun the bad guys by climbing all around the base of the city and its complex tree root system. Jeffrey Anderson/Combustible Celluloid

6:30pm

Howl's Moving Castle

2004, Japan, 119 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

9:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

Sunday May 28, 2017

1:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

4:00pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

7:00pm

Grave of the Fireflies

1988, Japan, 88 MINS, G

Dir: Isao Takahata

The film opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of WWII, and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie explains, through flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of WWII. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobo despite rationing and other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing rait, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the chilren to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but hard reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. - Emru Townsend, Rovi

9:00pm

Princess Mononoke

1999, Japan, 134 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. 

Monday May 29, 2017

7:00pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

9:00pm

Howl's Moving Castle

2004, Japan, 119 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Tuesday May 30, 2017

6:30pm

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

1984, Japan, 117 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet

9:15pm

Grave of the Fireflies

1988, Japan, 88 MINS, G

Dir: Isao Takahata

The film opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of WWII, and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie explains, through flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of WWII. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobo despite rationing and other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing rait, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the chilren to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but hard reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. - Emru Townsend, Rovi

Wednesday May 31, 2017

6:30pm

Castle in the Sky

1989, Japan, 124 MINS, PG

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Sheeta and Pazu race against pirates and other evil agents to find a mystical floating city, glimpsed a generation earlier by Pazu's father and then lost again. The movie really kicks in gear at the climax, where Sheeta and Pazu try to outrun the bad guys by climbing all around the base of the city and its complex tree root system. Jeffrey Anderson/Combustible Celluloid

9:15pm

The Red Turtle

2016, Japan, 80 MINS, PG

Dir: Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being

This film has no dialouge 

Thursday June 1, 2017

6:30pm

Spirited Away

2002, Japan, 125 MINS, 14A

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kristen Wiig

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. 

9:45pm

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

1984, Japan, 117 MINS, G

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet

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