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Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle”

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 11am at the Kimball Theatre

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru No Ugoku Shiro/2004 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki / 119 minutes / PG)

Our Asian Family Filmmaking series culminates with the rare opportunity to see the singular, truly supernatural anime art of master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.  Howl’s Moving Castle, one of the largest grossing films in Japanese history, tells the story of Sophie, a bookwormish girl who has resigned herself to a drab life in her family’s hat shop—until the Witch of the Waste transforms her into a 90-year-old woman. In her aged guise, Sophie searches for a way to break the Witch’s spell and finds unexpected adventures. Do not miss this opportunity to experience the gold standard of Japanese anime on the big screen.

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