Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 1, 2014
7:30pm

BACK WITH THE WIND: MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI
Double Feature!
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO / MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
TONARI NO TOTORO
1988, Studio Ghibli, 86 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

The third Studio Ghibli feature from former Toei animator turned writer-producer-director-entrepreneur Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of young sisters Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their father into a new house near a vast forest, in order to be closer to their ailing, hospitalized mother. Discovering wondrous forest spirits, they also encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering, bunny-esque creature. "Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where, if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS
HOHOKEKYO TONARI NO YAMADA-KUN
1999, Studio Ghibli, 104 min, Japan, Dir: Isao Takahata

In a break from the frequently mythical storytelling of Studio Ghibli, director Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of the irresponsible, slovenly, and lazy Yamada family and their unassuming way of life. With cartoonlike characters and visual design unlike anything else in the Ghibli canon, the film is illustrated in a series of rough sketches and outlines, which are then filled with soft colors that evoke watercolor painting.


Screening format: DCP (MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO) and 35mm (MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS) | Both films in Japanese with English subtitles.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 1, 2014 • 7:30pm

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