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Spirited Away: Cinematheque/Etna in Little Italy

 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

 

SYNOPSIS:

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.

http://www.gkids.tv/ghibli/

125 min. 35mm.

 


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  • Harlan

    Thanks for the link to the explanantion/analysis. looking forward to reading it tonight. Enjoyed the movie, food, and conversation. Thanks, Renu for organizing!

    October 27, 2013

    • ROXANNE

      dITTO, hARLAN.

      October 29, 2013

    • ROXANNE

      AND....THANKS FOR THE MUSIC INVITE; SORRY WE MISSED IT/WORK, WORK, WORK. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A FILM SOON.

      October 29, 2013

  • Harlan

    enjoyed the analysis. takes it out of the common cliched genre - girl meets boy, boy turns into dragon, girl saves giant baby, ....

    2 · October 27, 2013

    • George

      Really! How many times have we seen that tired plot.

      October 27, 2013

  • Renu

    Since most of us were a little baffled by this film, I did a little research and this is what I read: Miyazaki is a strong believer in Shintoism--and, this film contains the most Shinto motifs. If you're interested, here's a link for detailed explanation/analysis:

    http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/Vol8No2/boydShinto.htm

    October 27, 2013

  • George

    Always amazing choices, Renu. Thank you again.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • ROXANNE

    GREAT MEETING YOU ALL. TOO BAD THE THEATRE WAS SO HOT AND THE RESTAURANT SO LOUD, BUT, FUN, ANYWAY. ROXANNE

    October 27, 2013

  • Mary

    loved the film and eats, great choices, Renu.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event with excellent conversation as usual. Enjoyed the spaghetti.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Renu

    PLEASE NOTE:
    All are dining at Etna ---except for Theresa.

    Please make sure your RSVP's are upto date.
    Because we focus on local businesses and this is scheduled on a Saturday night, it is important to maintain a high standard in regards to attendance.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm a member of theater so will be there anyway & might have a date...its movie weather.

    October 24, 2013

  • Boris

    I have an important message for this meetup. It looks like Accent has closed, as this article says: http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2013/10/20/uptown-eatery-accent-closed-following-saturday-night-service%27

    October 21, 2013

    • Marian

      Too bad.

      October 21, 2013

    • George

      Hurts my soul. One of the top 100 in NEO. Scott Kim is a terrific person and a great chef. The City of Cleveland wouldn't let him put a sign on Euclid, so few people knew it was there. Glad I got to eat there a dozen times or more.

      October 24, 2013

  • Elaine S.

    On the Cinematheque site it says that this movie plays at 7PM on Friday but at 5PM on Saturday. Please double check as it would be a shame to arrive too late to see it.

    October 21, 2013

    • Renu

      You are so right! thanks for letting me know.

      October 21, 2013

  • Mary

    Saw this director for the first time with this group and love his work. Excited to see this particular film.

    October 19, 2013

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