Sunday, July 19, 2015

Studio Ghibli film Porco Rosso (紅の豚) at Row House Cinema through July 23.



The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville (map) is showing the 1992 Studio Ghibli film Porco Rosso (紅の豚) through July 23 as part of its "Airplanes" series. A synopsis, from a 2011 New York Times review:
Set during the political volatility of between-the-wars Italy, Hayao Miyazaki’s animated 1992 adventure “Porco Rosso” introduces an unlikely hero: a portly, chauvinistic seaplane pilot with the head of a pig and the heart of Rhett Butler.

The snout grew courtesy of a mysterious curse, but the heart, like Rhett’s, beats for only one woman: a sexy chanteuse who runs a popular resort on the Adriatic — a floating Rick’s Café. Once an ace fighter pilot, Porco has deserted from the Italian military (“I’d rather be a pig than a fascist,” he explains) and now works as a freelance bounty hunter and scourge of aerial pirates.
Ticket and showtime information is available on the theater's website. The Thursday screening is a "Kids Will Be Kids" show:
A family movie where where kids are allowed to run around and be kids. A little lower on the volume as well. Please note this will be distracting to the quiet movie watcher.

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