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Ghibli at GFC 2024: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Dates with showtimes for Ghibli at GFC 2024: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Fri, Jun 2
  1. 2:00 pm Dubbed

Fri, Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm: This presentation is dubbed in English

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Run Time: 86 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1988

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga, Pat Carroll, Tim Daly

Country: Japan
Language: English; select screenings in Japanese with English subtitles

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Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the Film Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 11th & 12th! Pair your screening of My Neighbor Totoro (1988) with brunch in The Festival Lounge from 11AM-4PM (or while supplies last) featuring mimosas, dine-in table service, and a special brunch menu, no reservation needed! Learn more here.

About the film:

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family.

When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece.

About the filmmaker:

One of Japan’s most distinctive filmmakers, Hayao Miyazaki’s stories consider the conflict between human progress and nature with the existence of the spirit world alongside the mundane. Before founding Studio Ghibli, he worked for various animation studios and crafted his first feature films Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (1979) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). With fellow animator and longtime collaborator, Takahata Isao, he launched Studio Ghibli in 1985 and began producing some of most iconic hand-drawn animated films of all time, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988)Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013). In 2015, Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema, and his most recent film The Boy and the Heron (2023) won Best International Feature.

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