Tag Archives: miyazaki

Film Series: Princess Mononoke

1997. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. With Yoji Matsuda. Animation. 134 min.

After a prince is poisoned in a wild boar attack, he goes in search of a forest god to heal him. En route he encounters an ongoing war between a mining town and an army of spirits, among them a mysterious wolfgirl. Miyazaki utilizes breathtaking animation and a fantastical story to level commentary at industrialization and environmental destruction.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Spirited Away

2001. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. 125 min. 

When her family takes a fateful detour en route to their new home, a moody ten-year-old becomes trapped in a spirit world inhabited by witches, gods, and monsters – to whom she must tend at the local bathhouse while she tries to divine an escape. Miyazaki crafts a hand-drawn dream steeped in awe and whimsy, fear and beauty.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5