A Tribute To Studio Ghibli

Tue, Dec 26th, 2017 to Thu, Jan 4th, 2018

The Music Box rings in the New Year with a tribute to the groundbreaking Japanese animation studio. Featuring seven of Studio Ghibli's most beloved films, all from visionary director Hayao Miyazaki, all on 35MM.

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$35 General Admission / $30 Music Box Theatre Members

Tickets to individual screenings are $11 General Admission / $7 Music Box Members / $9 Seniors 

Movies & Showtimes for
A Tribute To Studio Ghibli

Tue, Dec 26th
My Neighbor Totoro

2:15PM
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Tue, Dec 26th
Castle in the Sky

4:30PM
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Tue, Dec 26th
My Neighbor Totoro

7:00PM
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Tue, Dec 26th
Princess Mononoke

9:00PM
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Wed, Dec 27th
Castle in the Sky

2:15PM
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Wed, Dec 27th
My Neighbor Totoro

5:00PM
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Wed, Dec 27th
Princess Mononoke

7:00PM
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Wed, Dec 27th
Castle in the Sky

9:45PM
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Thu, Dec 28th
My Neighbor Totoro

2:15PM
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Thu, Dec 28th
Princess Mononoke

4:15PM
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Thu, Dec 28th
Castle in the Sky

7:00PM
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Thu, Dec 28th
Spirited Away

9:45PM
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Fri, Dec 29th
Spirited Away

2:00PM
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Fri, Dec 29th
My Neighbor Totoro

4:30PM
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Fri, Dec 29th
Spirited Away

6:30PM
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Fri, Dec 29th
Princess Mononoke

9:15PM
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Sat, Dec 30th
Ponyo

11:30AM
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Sat, Dec 30th
Kiki's Delivery Service

1:45PM
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Sat, Dec 30th
Princess Mononoke

4:00PM
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Sat, Dec 30th
Castle in the Sky

6:45PM
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Sat, Dec 30th
Spirited Away

9:15PM
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Sun, Dec 31st
Kiki's Delivery Service

12:15PM
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Sun, Dec 31st
My Neighbor Totoro

2:30PM
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Sun, Dec 31st
Spirited Away

4:30PM
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Sun, Dec 31st
Castle in the Sky

7:15PM
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Mon, Jan 1st
Ponyo

11:30AM
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Mon, Jan 1st
Spirited Away

1:45PM
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Mon, Jan 1st
Kiki's Delivery Service

4:30PM
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Mon, Jan 1st
Princess Mononoke

6:45PM
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Mon, Jan 1st
Ponyo

9:30PM
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Tue, Jan 2nd
Kiki's Delivery Service

2:30PM
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Tue, Jan 2nd
Porco Rosso

4:45PM
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Tue, Jan 2nd
Porco Rosso

9:30PM
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Wed, Jan 3rd
Porco Rosso

2:30PM
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Wed, Jan 3rd
Ponyo

4:45PM
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Wed, Jan 3rd
Porco Rosso

7:15PM
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Wed, Jan 3rd
Kiki's Delivery Service

9:15PM
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Thu, Jan 4th
Ponyo

2:30PM
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Thu, Jan 4th
Porco Rosso

5:00PM
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Thu, Jan 4th
Kiki's Delivery Service

7:15PM
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Thu, Jan 4th
Porco Rosso

9:30PM
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Castle in the Sky

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Kotoe Hatsui

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. 

In Japanese with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1986
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 124 mins
Format: 35mm

Kiki's Delivery Service

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Eiko Kadono (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
STARRING: Kirsten Dunst, Kath Soucie, Debbie Reynolds
 
From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved 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 sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries.
 
Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 1989
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 103 mins
Format: 35mm

My Neighbor Totoro

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imaginings, Totoros look like oversized pandas with bunny ears and they take the girls on spinning-top rides through the tree tops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus — a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 1988
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 86 mins
Format: 35mm

Ponyo

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

Perfect for audiences of all ages, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 2008
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins
Format: 35mm

Porco Rosso

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

Set in a mid-war Italy swept by fascism, PORCO ROSSO follows the life of Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco's head into the head of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army, and an egotistical American flying ace.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1992
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 94 mins
Format: 35mm

Princess Mononoke

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1997
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 134 mins
Format: 35mm

Spirited Away

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki

A part of A TRIBUTE TO STUDIO GHIBLI

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki's reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2001
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 125 mins
Format: 35mm

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