Miyazaki Mondays

Miyazaki Mondays

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back all the best from Studio Ghibli every other Monday this Spring.

Showtimes are on Monday evenings at 8:00 pm. These showtimes are subtitled.

Additional showtimes have been added at 11:00 am on any Monday that is also a Federal Holiday. These showtimes are dubbed for kids of all ages to enjoy. These films are also more appropriate for younger audiences.

Spirited Away
(124 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 9+) 2003 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 8 pm on Feb 3
Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Monday, Feb 3 8:00 pm AUD
My Neighbor Totoro
(87 minutes G; Common Sense Media Rating Age 5+) 1988 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 11 am & 8 pm on Feb 17
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.

Monday, Feb 17 11:00 am AUDMonday, Feb 17 8:00 pm AUD
Castle in the Sky
(124 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 9+) 1989 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 8 pm on Mar 2
This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.

Monday, Mar 2 8:00 pm AUD
Howl's Moving Castle
(119 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 8+) 2004 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 8 pm on Mar 16
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

Monday, Mar 16 8:00 pm AUD
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
(117 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 10+) 1984 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 8 pm on Mar 30
A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.

Monday, Mar 30 8:00 pm AUD
Kiki's Delivery Service
(102 minutes G; Common Sense Media Rating Age 5+) 1989 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 11 am & 8 pm on Apr 13
It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world,.

Monday, Apr 13 11:00 am AUDMonday, Apr 13 8:00 pm AUD
When Marnie Was There
(103 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 9+) 2014 Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director
@ 8 pm on Apr 27
When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

Monday, Apr 27 8:00 pm AUD
The Wind Rises
(126 minutes PG-13; Common Sense Media Rating Age 11+) 2013 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
@ 8 pm on May 11
The final masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

Monday, May 11 8:00 pm AUD
(101 minutes G; Common Sense Media Rating Age 5+) 2009 Japan Hayao Miyazaki, director
Opens May 25
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.

Monday, May 25 11:00 am AUDMonday, May 25 8:00 pm AUD
My Neighbors the Yamadas
(104 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 7+) 1999 Japan Isao Takahata, director
@ 8 pm on Jun 8
In My Neighbors the Yamadas, join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family — from the hilarious to the touching — brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues!

Monday, Jun 8 8:00 pm AUD


The Secret World of Arrietty
(94 minutes G; Common Sense Media Age 7+) 2012 Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director
Arrietty, a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper. Like all little people, Arrietty remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn, a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger.