My Neighbor Totoro is arguably one of Studio Ghibli’s crowning achievements. When it was originally released it was put on a double bill with Grave of the Fireflies. I don’t think I will ever be able to truly grasp what an emotional rollercoaster it was to see both of those films for the first time back to back.
Release Date: April, 16th 1988
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Hayao Miyazaki is rightfully considered one of Japan’s greatest animation directors. Dubbed the Walt Disney of Japan (Miyazaki is not a fan of the nickname), Miyazaki has made a habit out of creating emotionally rich experiences. My Neighbor Totoro is a personal film for Miyazaki who used a lot of his childhood experiences for the film. Like a lot of other acclaimed films upon release My Neighbor Totoro was considered a financial failure. It took two years for the film to finally break even thanks to merchandising. If you have somehow had no experience with the film outside of Toy Story 3 you owe it to yourself to see this heartwarming film or any of Miyazaki’s work for that matter.
This Showing will be a little more intimate than Boogie's since it will be held at the Headquarters and space is limited.
Since space is limited I appreciate some notice if possible if you have rsvp'd but are not able to attend the showing. It would allow others others to rsvp who might be able to attend.
The Headquarters is in a decent area in the NE so there are many food options. I will be taking orders if any one would like any thing delivered.
A warning for anyone with bad allergies. We do have a few dogs and a cat residing here.
This is a group that involves watching a movie and discussing said movie afterwards. What kind of movies do you ask? It can be any genre. My main criterion is that the film can carry a discussion. I might have themes for certain months like Overlooked Films, French Crime Films, Great Movies with Misleading Names or Six Degrees of separation theme with a certain actor or director.