Charleston Music Hall
37 John St, Charleston, SC, 29403
We are thrilled to partner with Charleston City Paper & Captain's Comics and Toys to present Miyazaki Film Fest - A Celebration of Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli on Saturday, June 16th! This will be an all-day event starting at 12PM and going until 11PM. We will be screening Kiki?s Delivery Service, Howl?s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. 2nixons will be serving up some delicious Ramen in the lobby. We are flying in a special projector to be able to play the films in the highest quality possible. We hope to make this the beginning of an annual anime film festival. Admission to each film will be $12 or you can buy a 4 film pass for only $36 (complimentary specialty poster included).
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors.
Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films.
About the film:
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.[The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamij?, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara, and tells the story of Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi), a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba (Natsuki), Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba's bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.