Monday, October 8, 2018

Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) at Pitt, October 17.

The 1997 film Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) will play at the University of Pittsburgh on October 17 as part of the occasional Spectacles Film Series, presented by the Department of Religious Studies. A 1999 Roger Ebert four-star review summarizes:
Hayao Miyazaki is a great animator, and his "Princess Mononoke" is a great film. Do not allow conventional thoughts about animation to prevent you from seeing it. It tells an epic story set in medieval Japan, at the dawn of the Iron Age, when some men still lived in harmony with nature and others were trying to tame and defeat it. It is not a simplistic tale of good and evil, but the story of how humans, forest animals and nature gods all fight for their share of the new emerging order. It is one of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen.
The event starts at 6:00 pm in 120 Lawrence Hall (map).