Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 continues with 1986’s Castle in the Sky, the story of a young girl who falls out of the sky and into the arms of a boy who helps her search for a floating island where a long-dead civilization promises fantastic secrets.
English voices include James Van Der Beek, Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin and Andy Dick.
Catch the English dub of Castle in the Sky on Nov. 14 and 18 and the original Japanese version with English subtitles on Nov. 15.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 began last month with Spirited Away, an Academy Award-winning film by Hayao Miyazaki with English performances from Suzanne Pleshette, Daveigh Chase, David Ogden Stiers and Michael Chiklis, celebrating its 20th anniversary, followed by Howl’s Moving Castle, a 2004 fantasy adventure based loosely on a novel by Diana Wynne Jones that merges magic and technology to express Miyazaki’s fierce opposition to the Iraq War.
Next month brings the fest finale, 1988’s My Neighbor Totoro, screening Dec. 5 and 9 in English and Dec. 6 in Japanese with subtitles. The iconic family favorite deals with siblings and their encounters with friendly forest spirits in rural postwar Japan during their mother’s illness.