Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
7:30pm

A WEEKEND WITH STUDIO GHIBLI
Double Feature!
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE / PORCO ROSSO
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
HAURU NO UGOKU SHIRO
2004, GKIDS, 119 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year-old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, Sophie finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE was the second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.


PORCO ROSSO
1992, Studio Ghibli, 94 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. Set in a mid-WWII Italy swept by fascism, the film follows Marco, a world-weary flying ace turned bounty hunter, who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into that of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army and an egotistical American flying ace.


In Japanese with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Sep 15, 2016 • 7:30pm

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