Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli
From June 8 through August 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents “Castles in the Sky,” a tribute to Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli, screening fifteen animated features showcasing the work of founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and founding producer Toshio Suzuki. Creator of some of the most beloved animated films of all time, Studio Ghibli conjures up the magic that has captured the hearts of fans around the world of all ages through films including CASTLE IN THE SKY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, and SPIRITED AWAY. For more info, or to buy tickets please visit the website!
Trademarks of the Studio Ghibli film include breathtaking visual style, characterizations often derived from Manga (Japanese comic books), a concern for the environment and the interrelationship of mankind and nature, and a deeply affecting, expansive view of family and community. Studio Ghibli continues to create films through the labor-intensive technique of cell animation, requiring thousands of hours by artist/technicians to draw each frame. Directors Miyazaki and Takahata have each developed a unique style, which may be savored through the range of work in this series
All but two films screen in new 35mm prints, and two titles, ONLY YESTERDAY and THE OCEAN WAVES, have never been released in North America. Where available, and as noted below, we offer the option of seeing films in the original Japanese-language version with English subtitles (indicated in the listings below), or in the English-language version with voices by major stars.
Coming in July: CASTLE IN THE SKY, THE OCEAN WAVES, POM POKO, SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, PONYO, and PORCO ROSSO.
The Gene Siskel Film Center thanks Dave Jesteadt and GKids for assistance in making this series possible.
Please visit the website for more information and to buy tickets
Schedule is as follows:
Showings in Japanese with subtitles are this color.
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
On Friday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Wednesday in English, with voices by Uma Thurman, Alison Lohman, Shia LeBouf, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, and Mark Hamill.
Fri, Jun 8th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 9th at 3:00pm
Wed, Jun 13th at 6:00pm
All screenings in Japanese with English subtitles
Sat, Jun 9th at 5:15pm
Tue, Jun 12th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jun 14th at 6:00pm
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
On Friday and Tuesday in Japanese with English subtitles. All other screenings in English with voices by Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, and Frank Welker.
Fri, Jun 15th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 16th at 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 16th at 4:45pm
Mon, Jun 18th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jun 19th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jun 20th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jun 21st at 6:00pm
WHISPER OF THE HEART
On Friday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Wednesday in English with voices by Ashley Tisdale, Cary Elwes, Harold Gould, and Brittany Snow.
Fri, Jun 22nd at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 23rd at 3:00pm
Wed, Jun 27th at 6:00pm
THE CAT RETURNS
On Tuesday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Thursday in English with voices by Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Tim Curry, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, and Avril Lavigne.
Sat, Jun 23rd at 5:15pm
Tue, Jun 26th at 6:15pm
Thu, Jun 28th at 6:15pm
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
On Friday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Wednesday in English with voices by Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Tress MacNeille, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, and Debbie Reynolds.
Fri, Jun 29th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 30th at 3:00pm
Wed, Jul 4th at 3:00pm
MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS
On Tuesday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Thursday in English with voices by James Belushi, Molly Shannon, and Tress MacNeille.
Sat, Jun 30th at 5:00pm
Tue, Jul 3rd at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 5th at 6:00pm
For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit the website!