Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Fri, Feb 10, 2012
7:30pm
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CASTLES IN THE SKY: MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 2012
In-Person Guests!
POM POKO

The forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object. When construction of a huge new Tokyo suburb threatens their way of life they defend their home by playing tricks to make the workers think the construction site is haunted. An abundance of fantastical characters that would not be matched on screen by Studio Ghibli until SPIRITED AWAY.

Discussion following the film with Ned Lott (producer and voice director), Cindy Davis Hewitt (English screenplay adaptation), and members of the L.A. MadDogs Loop Group (audio), all with great stories to tell!
New 35mm Print!

POM POKO
1994, Studio Ghibli, 119 min, Japan, Dir: Isao Takahata

In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore, which are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object. The tanuki spend their days playing idly in the hillsides and squabbling over food - until the construction of a huge new Tokyo suburb clears the nearby forest and threatens their way of life. In an effort to defend their home, the tanuki learn to transform into humans and start playing tricks to make the workers think the construction site is haunted, ending in a spectacular night-time spirit parade, with thousands of ghosts, dragons and other magical creatures descending on the city, in an abundance of fantastical characters that would not be matched onscreen by Studio Ghibli until SPIRITED AWAY.


Dubbed in English from Japanese. Recommended ages: 7 to Adult.
Aero Theatre • Fri, Feb 10, 2012 • 7:30pm
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