Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling.  The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.  Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by TIME Magazine.

Fourteen Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be presented, nearly all in new 35mm prints. 

All films are in Japanese with English subtitles, except for the Feb. 4 screening of My Neighbor Totoro and the Feb. 12 screening of The Cat Returns, which are dubbed in English.

While most of the films are appropriate for all ages, Princess Mononoke and Only Yesterday contain images that may be too intense for younger viewers.

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