The latest animated marvel from Studio Ghibli, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a reflective drama about family and memory centered on two girls whose connection is deeper than it first appears. Another of the studio's poignant musings on girlhood and growing up is ONLY YESTERDAY, in which a 20-year-old reflects on forgotten past memories that unfold in flashback.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY, following a 10-year-old girl's journey into a dreamlike spirit world, was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan. It's paired with PONYO, the tale of a goldfish who is transformed into a human girl, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”
Oscar nominated wizard and witch tale HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is paired with the stunningly beautiful CASTLE IN THE SKY, about a girl and boy's search for a floating island above them, the site of a long-dead civilization.
PORCO ROSSO, an unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki, nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring tribute to early aviation. It's followed by 2013's THE WIND RISES, Miyazaki’s final film, which tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of two famous aircraft used by Japan during World War II.