Miyazaki Film Series
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For nearly three decades, the films of Hayao Miyazaki and the company he founded, Studio Ghibli, have revolutionized the art of animation. Miyazaki’s indelible style—which weds the uncanniness of Lewis Carroll and the epic grandeur of Akira Kurosawa—stands as a testament to the beauty and imaginative power of hand-drawn animation, conjuring richly realized worlds replete with mystical spirits and shot through with an abiding concern for the relationship between humans and nature.
Fri, April 5, 2013
Castle in the Sky
Miyazaki’s sublime proto-steampunk fantasy concerns an orphan and a young girl who venture to a floating airship inhabited by dilapidated robots.
Sat, April 6, 2013
My Neighbor Totoro
This enchantingly simple paean to childhood—about two sisters who receive visits from a bevy of spirits—contains some of Miyazaki’s most iconic imagery.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
A young princess inhabits a post-apocalyptic world populated by mutant insects in this early Miyazaki masterwork.
Sun, April 7, 2013
One of Miyazaki’s greatest triumphs charts an ongoing war between humans and the beasts of the forest—an impassioned plea for the peaceful coexistence of man and nature.
Fri, April 12, 2013
A former World War I fighter pilot—his head having been magically transformed into a pig’s – chases aerial pirates through the clouds in this surprisingly poignant adventure.
Sat, April 13, 2013
Kiki’s Delivery Service
This bittersweet coming-of-age tale about a 13-year old witch learning her place in the world contains one of Miyazaki’s most show-stopping climaxes.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Miyazaki conjures a richly imagined vision of 19th-century Europe in this tale of a young hatmaker transformed into an old woman.
Sun, April 14, 2013
This through-the-looking-glass riot of color, fantastical imagery, and mysticism follows a young girl’s surreal journey through a spirit-filled otherworld.
30 Lafayette Avenue
(between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Subway: B, D, Q, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, M to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center
About this organization
The four-screen cinema opened in 1998 to screen new independent and foreign films. The series BAMcin√©matek started a year later, presenting repertory films.