ACMI Announces Massive Studio Ghibli Program

July 14, 2017
All the best from Japan's biggest whimsy factory.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne is following their acclaimed (and cirrently running) Aardman Animation exhibition with Celebrate Studio Ghibli, a month-long paean to and exhibition of the works of Japan’s most esteemed animation house.

From August 23 through to September 25, 23 Ghibli titles will be exhibited, plus the acclaimed doco, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a look at the life and work of studio founder (and Schrodinger’s Retiree) Hayao Miyazaki.

Also in the mix are My Neighbour Totoro (1988), Ponyo (2008), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Spirited Away (2001), plus newer works The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013), The Wind Rises (2013) and When Marnie Was There (2014), and many more.

“That Studio Ghibli, its films, its filmmakers and its characters have endured across generations and cultures is reason enough to revisit your most loved characters and catch up with undiscovered gems from this Academy Award®-winning animation studio. At ACMI we urge audiences of all ages and tastes to experience the moving image and in the work of Studio Ghibli there’s considerable cause for celebration,” says James Hewison, ACMI’s Head of Film Programs.

For tickets and information, head over to the ACMI site.

On top of this initiative, Madman are also touring all 22 Studio Ghibli films, plus documentaries, around Australia between August 24 – September 20, 2017. Click here for details

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