It is plainly, though not simply, a masterpiece from an acknowledged master of contemporary animation, and a wonderfully welcoming work of art that's as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful and deep.
Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on October 29 & 30 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2017. 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. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the 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. Dubbed in English on October 29 and subtitled on October 30, this special two-day event will also include an exclusive edition of the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of short animated films from around the world!