Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Fest: See Princess Mononoke on the big screen again

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Several of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces are marking milestone anniversaries this year, and along with other Studio Ghibli films they are coming back on the big screen where they belong for a third straight year of Studio Ghibli Fest.

It kicked off in April, when Howl’s Moving Castle celebrated its 15th anniversary. Then, in May, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind marked its 35th. Early July saw the charming romance drama Whisper of the Heart get its due, and late July delivered 30th anniversary screenings of Kiki’s Delivery Service. My Neighbor Totoro rounded out the summer’s offerings. The Secret World of Arrietty, an adaptation of the beloved Borrowers stories, ushered in this autumn in late September, followed by the Oscar winner Spirited Away in October.

Princess Mononoke, an epic 1997 tale of wild gods and nature spirits clashing with the iron fist of human ingenuity in feudal Japan, is up next. Catch the English dub — with Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Minnie Driver, Gillian Anderson, Billy Bob Thornton and Keith David — Nov. 17 and 20 and the original Japanese — with English subtitles — Nov. 18.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 wraps up next month with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Dec. 16 and 18), a 2013 adaptation of the folk tale of the Bamboo Cutter that was director Isao Takahata’s final film.

Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest films are available from Fathom Events.


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