“Hayao Miyazaki Weekend in Japanese w/ English Subtitles & 35mm Prints – DAY ONE” Saturday, February, 18 @ The Roxie Theater
Spoke Art Gallery and MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS co-present a very special two-day weekend of four classic Hayao Miyazaki films.
ALL SCREENED in glorious 35mm in Japanese with English subtitles. ADVANCE TiX AVAiLABLE NOW:
Accompanied by ALL NEW screen prints in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series and in conjunction with Spoke Art’s Hayao Miyazaki Exhibit running from February 4th – 25th. All screenings hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.
Hayao Miyazaki’s fourth feature film tells the story of young sisters Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their father, into a new house near a vast forest, in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Discovering wondrous forest spirits, they also encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering bunny-esque creature. Do not miss this RARE 35MM SCREENiNG in Japanese with English subtitles. 1988, Studio Ghibli, 86 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.
Hayao Miyazaki’s fifth feature film follows a 13-year-old witch Kiki as she leaves home for the very first time taking along her talking cat JiJi. As she figures out how to live life on her own, life lessons such as becoming an adult, traditional vs contemporary philosophies and how to deal with failure make this one of the all time greatest animated films. Do not miss this RARE 35MM SCREENiNG in Japanese with English subtitles. 1989, Studio Ghibli, 102 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.
Spirited Away 1:00 pm
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
SPiRiTED AWAY (SEN TO CHiHiRO NO KAMiKAKUSHi)
2001, Studio Ghibli, 125 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.
Hayao Miyazaki’s ninth feature film follows a 10-year-old girl named Chihiro whose parents get lost when moving to their new home. Unknowingly they all enter a magical world that Chihiro’s father insists on exploring. Arguably the greatest movie by Studio Ghibli, do not miss haunting coming of age tale. This RARE 35MM SCREENiNG is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Hayao Miyazaki’s eighth feature film is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. This epic story of conflict and balance between man and nature has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. There truly are no words to explain the beauty of this film. It must be seen, in this RARE 35MM SCREENiNG in Japanese with English subtitles, to be believed.