(GAKE NO UE NO PONYO)
2008, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 101 min.
Fri, Jul 27th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jul 28th at 3:00pm
Wed, Aug 1st at 6:00pm
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” may be a distant source for this story, but the realization is all Studio Ghibli in its splendid and touching beauty. Ponyo, a little goldfish mermaid, longs for life on land after she recognizes a soul mate in the human boy Sosuke, who saves her life. Sorcery makes her wish a reality, but her transformation throws the balance of land and sea into disarray, and Ponyo’s father, the gruff ruler of underwater kingdoms, is not pleased. 35mm. (BS)
All screenings in English with voices by Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, and Liam Neeson.
Lee Shoquist, film critic for Mindful Metropolis and N:Zone, will lead a discussion after the Friday screening.