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Six Miyazaki Films Returning To Theaters As “Studio Ghibli Fest 2017”

Film distributors GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up to sponsor a limited theatrical screening movie festival for 6 classic Studio Ghibli animated films called "Studio Ghibli Fest 2017" which starts in June.

Here’s the line-up for the "Studio Ghibli Fest 2017"

"My Neighbor Totoro" (1988) - June 25 - 26

 Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic but gentle bear-like forest spirits that can only be seen by children.



"Kiki's Delivery Service" (1989) - July 23 - July 24
This is the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a picturesque seaside village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries.

"Castle In The Sky" (1986) - August 27 - 28
This title is a rollicking adventure about a young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant, who falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu - a consummate mechanic obsessed with aircrafts. Together they search for Laputa, the floating island in the sky, and site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. But greedy pirates, spies and the army are also all in hot pursuit!



"Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1984) - September 24 -25
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic world in the far future, the film tells the story of Nausicaä (Shimamoto), the young princess of the Valley of the Wind. She becomes embroiled in a struggle with Tolmekia, a kingdom that tries to use an ancient weapon to eradicate a jungle of mutant giant insects, and attempts to stop the Tolmekians from enraging these creatures.



"Spirited Away" (2001) - October 29 -30
Chihiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents, but when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.



"Howl's Moving Castle" (2004) - November 26 - 27
Howl's Moving Castle is a fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones.
The story is set in a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th century technology are prevalent, against the backdrop of a war with another kingdom.
The film tells the story of a young hatter named Sophie after she is turned into an old woman by a witch's curse. She encounters a wizard named Howl,
and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king.



Tickets sale beginning in the end of April 2017, and you can sign up for early access at the official Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 page.


Official Press Release

Official Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 home page


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