Friday, April 26, 2024

2001 Japanese animated film Spirted Away (千と千尋の神隠し) in Pittsburgh April 27 - May 1, part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2024.

The 2001 Japanese animated film Spirted Away (千と千尋の神隠し) will play in Pittsburgh from April 27 through May 1 as the next installment of the yearlong Studio Ghibli Fest 2024. A synopsis from the distributor:
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.
It plays locally at most area theaters and tickets area available online. Please note, the shows on April 27, April 29, and May 1 are in Japanese with English subtitles, while the shows on April 29 and April 30 are dubbed in English.

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