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Howl’s Moving Castle @ Cinefamily – 10 pm/$12

Howl’s Moving Castle @ Cinefamily – 10 pm/$12

“An organic, childlike wonder, fabulously unpredictable and seethingly inventive.  I haven’t in years seen an American film, live-action or not, that has attended so carefully to the details of aging, gravity, destruction, and atmosphere.” — Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

Amongst the machinations of a hyper-saturated, stupendously detailed steampunk-meets-Sound Of Music universe, Hayao Miyazaki evolves Spirited Away’s theme of “navigating into adulthood” by taking you on a beautiful and fantastical journey into old age, rebirth and beyond.  Sophie is an unconfident young woman cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, and her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent, yet insecure young wizard and his companions living inside a magical, roving behemoth contraption that’s part-motor home, part-ancient castle.  Combining a meditation on the effects of aging with a heartfelt anti-war message (Miyazaki has stated that the film’s impassioned anti-war message was directly inspired by America’s 2002 invasion of Iraq), Howl’s Moving Castle is a film as rich as it is poetically righteous.  A moving tale for both the heart and the mind.  Our presentation of Howl’s Moving Castle is presented with an English-dubbed audio track.
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2004, 35mm, 119 min.

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