NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Hosts STUDIO GHIBLI FESTIVAL

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Hosts STUDIO GHIBLI FESTIVAL

NYICFF and GKIDS present a twenty-five year, fifteen-film retrospective of Studio Ghibli, including masterpieces from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Don't miss this rare chance to see some of the greatest films on all time on new 35mm prints, in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.

STUDIO GHIBLI FESTIVAL
Multiple screenings daily at IFC Center, throughout the holidays:

CASTLE IN THE SKY - THE CAT RETURNS - HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND - OCEAN WAVES
PONYO - PORCO ROSSO - PRINCESS MONONOKE
SPIRITED AWAY - WHISPER OF THE HEART

MORE SEATS JUST ADDED - Due to multiple sold out shows this week, the Ghibli retrospective has been moved into larger theaters starting today. Don't miss your chance to see these wonderful films from Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and the masters of Studio Ghibli on the big screen with new 35mm prints. Only 2 screenings left for PORCO ROSSO! Only 4 screenings left for PRINCESS MONONOKE.

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KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
1989, Hayao Miyazaki
Recommended all ages

From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator's art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film - a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

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CASTLE IN THE SKY
1986, Hayao Miyazaki
Recommended ages 7 to adult

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of Hayao Miyazaki's most stunningly beautiful, exciting, and infrequently screened films. A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets.

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THE CAT RETURNS
2002, Hiroyuki Morita
Recommended ages 6 to adult

In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home. Walking with her friend after a dreary day at school, Haru eyes a cat with a small gift box in its mouth attempting to cross a busy street. The cat fumbles the package in the middle of the road as a truck is rapidly bearing down. Haru manages to scoop the cat away to safety. To her amazement, the cat then gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely.

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PRINCESS MONONOKE - only 4 shows left!
1997, Hayao Miyazaki
Recommended ages 11 to adult

Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods.

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SPIRITED AWAY
2002, Hayao Miyazaki
Recommended ages 9 to adult

Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Spirited Away was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. 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.

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PORCO ROSSO - only 2 shows left!
1992, Hayao Miyazaki
Recommended ages 8 to adult

This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki is a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. The film follows the life of Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. 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. Miyazaki fans will be familiar with the writer/director's fascination with flight; in this film, Miyazaki indulges his passion to the fullest. An avid aviation buff, Miyazaki's airplane designs conform scrupulously to the technology of the period. But most impressive are the exhilarating aerial scenes: sweeping panoramas of wind, cloud, smoke and water and the breathtaking feeling of soaring though the air in an open cockpit




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