Sunday, July 16, 2017

Studio Ghibli film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) at Cinemark theaters around Pittsburgh, July 23 and 24.

The 1989 Hayao Miyazaki film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) will play at Cinemark theaters in western Pennsylvania on July 23 and 24, as this month's installment of the GKIDS Studio Ghibli Fest 2017. A synopsis from distributor GKIDS:
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. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.
The English-dubbed version will play at 12:55 at the Cinemarks in Monaca, Monroeville, North Hills, and Pittsburgh on July 23, and the English-subtitled version will play at those theaters at 7:00 pm on July 24. Tickets are currently available online.