Fri, Jul 13th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jul 14th at 3:00pm
Wed, Jul 18th at 6:00pm
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
With its seductive imagery and haunting story evoking the darkest childhood fears and wishes, SPIRITED AWAY, Japan’s first and only winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, holds up to many viewings. Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl, becomes separated from her parents and lost in what appears to be an abandoned theme park but turns out to be a ghostly spa for gods and nature spirits, ruled by a canny witch. Surrounded by shape-shifting goblins, Chihiro learns to rely on herself as she navigates a world in which nothing is what it seems. 35mm. (BS)
On Friday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Wednesday in English with voices by Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Michael Chiklis, and Susan Egan.
Patrick McDonald, film critic for HollywoodChicago.com, will lead a discussion after the Friday screening.