Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
7:30pm

THE NEVER-ENDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI
SPIRITED AWAY
Co-presented by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Introduction by Ray Greene of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
35 mm!

SPIRITED AWAY
SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI
2001, GKIDS, 125 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dreamlike spirit world, where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters - shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so - and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling. “Prepare to be astonished.” - Los Angeles Times “Epic and marvelous! Phantasmagoric!” - New York Times “One of the year’s best films!” - Roger Ebert.


In Japanese with English subtitles.
Aero Theatre • Fri, Dec 14, 2018 • 7:30pm

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