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.
Fun fact: did you know Neil Gaiman did the english subtitles for Princess Mononoke? Anyway, Phoebe Stonebraker ’11 wants you folks to know that they’re showing the movie over at the College of the Environment building, a.k.a. that blue house.
Princess Mononoke took film director and writer, Hayao Miyazaki, 16 years to develop. It stars the voices of Claire Danes, Mini Driver and the ever amazing, Billy Bob Thorton, among others. So come and check out the COE building if you haven’t already…There just might be cookies.
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: The Blue COE Building (284 High Street)