Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
Dir: Goro Miyazaki
The highly anticipated new film from Studio Ghibli was written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, the first feature film collaboration between father and son. In Yokohama in 1963, high school kids Umi and Shun work together to save a dilapidated Meiji-era club house from demolition. But as their tentative romance begins to blossom, a buried secret from their past emerges to pull them apart. Richly evocative of time and place (and the optimism in Japan in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics), FROM UP ON POPPY HILL boasts a star-filled voice cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard and Anton Yelchin. Recommended ages: 9 and up.
This enchanting comic fantasy features a young Sean Connery in his first starring role. Lovable scalawag Darby (Albert Sharpe) loves to tell tales of leprechauns. Little does anyone suspect that he really does have a direct line on a pot of gold, but he must find a way to get it away from shrewd leprechaun King Brian. With beautiful design work by Carroll Clark and visual effects by Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett.
For those who’ve been looking for Utopia, it turns out it’s somewhere in Alaska. This fourth Hope-Crosby comedy casts the duo as turn-of-the-century vaudevillians who head for the Klondike when they get their hands on the map to a gold mine; the ever-charming Dorothy Lamour is the map’s rightful owner. As the film’s narrator, humorist Robert Benchley gets in some hilarious quips, but Bing and Bob don’t need much help - ROAD TO UTOPIA is one of their funniest pairings