This double feature spotlights two of Studio Ghibli’s greatest animated masterpieces - Hayao Miyazaki’s fantasy about a girl trapped in a world of gods and monsters, and Isao Takahata’s moving drama about two siblings in postwar Japan.
Hayao Miyazaki's animated classic follows young sisters Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their father into a new house near a vast forest. Discovering wondrous forest spirits, they also encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering bunny-esque creature.
Japanese folklore helped inspire these wondrous Studio Ghibli animated films, in which a bamboo cutter discovers a tiny girl he adopts her as his daughter, and mischievous raccoon-like creatures battle a construction development.
GRIT AND WHIMSY: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA 2016
This gripping (and violent) look at Brussels’ street gangs centers on teen girl Mavela (Martha Canga Antonio), who meets a boy (Aboubakr Bensaihi) from a rival Moroccan crew at a police station; as an attraction grows between the two, so do the dangers of this forbidden love. Belgian beer reception to follow.
A new DCP of Robert Altman's classic revisionist Western MCCABE & MRS. MILLER is followed by director James Chressanthis' documentary about MCCABE lenser Vilmos Zsigmond and fellow cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs. Introduction by NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY director James Chressanthis.