Miyazaki in English!
“Hayao Miyazaki's breathtakingly beautiful and poetic Spirited Away -- a Japanese cross between Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz -- is such a landmark in animation that labeling it a masterpiece almost seems inadequate."--NY Post.
Miyazaki's films often contain recurrent themes like humanity's relationship with nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. The protagonist's of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. Each frame is also hand drawn and then digitized.
Roger Ebert rated it the best animation film of all time. It has also won numerous awards, including the Academy Award in 2003. This film should be a real treat--hope you can join us!
5:00PM MOVIE at Cinematheque
Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.
7:30PM DINNER/DISCUSSION at ETNA in Little Italy
Just in case you don't connect with the group after the film, proceed over to the restaurant and ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.
etnalittleitaly.com Authentic Sicilan food
Winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and Japan’s all-time box office champ at the time of its release (surpassing Titanic), Spirited Away is arguably Miyazaki’s most dazzling and imaginative masterpiece. It tells of a 10-year-old girl who is transported to a fantastic spirit realm after her parents are turned into pigs. There she goes to work for a witch in order to reverse the spell. English voices by Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Chiklis, et al.
125 min. 35mm.