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Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli
February 15–21 2012
SIFF Cinema Uptown
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15-Films Screening New 35mm Prints
English and Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Studio Ghibli, founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli's films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling.
SIFF Cinema Uptown is thrilled to present a comprehensive retrospective of Studio Ghibli’s films. This series features new 35mm prints of favorites like My Neighbor Totoro and some rarely seen treasures that have never been released in North America. Most films will be presented in both their original Japanese language with English subtitles and the English language versions, check the details on SIFF's website. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the greatest animated films of all time back on the giant screen!
Films: Castle in the Sky, The Cat Returns, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, Ponyo, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart.
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 Animation
4329 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
The Academy Award nominated animated short films from 2012 will be screening with other noteworthy animated shorts released during the year at the Varsity in the U District.
Oscar contenders are:
Head Over Heels (UK), - couple who have grown apart (he lives on the floor and she on the ceiling) seek a way to put their marriage back together
Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" (USA), - Maggie, longing to be grouped with the gifted children at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon
Paperman (USA), - The story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who only has his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get the attention of the girl of his dreams
Fresh Guacamole (USA), - We learn how to transform familiar objects into fresh guacamole
Adam and Dog (USA), the story about the dog of Eden, and what happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable
More about the films
the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013
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