Sunday, July 24, 2022

1989 film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) in Pittsburgh, July 31, August 1, August 3.


The 1989 film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) will play in Pittsburgh on July 31, August 1, and August 3 as part of this year's GKIDS Ghibli Fest. A synopsis, from the distributor:
Celebrate this beloved coming-of-age story from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, about 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 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.
It plays locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Chartiers Valley Luxury, and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. Tickets are available online; the July 31 and August 3 shows are dubbed in English while the August 1 shows are in Japanese with English subtitles.