Aero Theatre
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Wed, Feb 8, 2012
7:30pm
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CASTLES IN THE SKY: MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 2012
MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS

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.

New 35mm Print!

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.


In Japanese with English subtitles. Recommended ages: 8+ to Adult.
Aero Theatre • Wed, Feb 8, 2012 • 7:30pm
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