Don't miss these rare 35mm theatrical presentations of two breathtaking films from animation master Hayao Miyazaki. The epic CASTLE IN THE SKY has not screened in New York City since the film's English language US premiere at NYICFF 2000, while KIKI originally screened at the festival back in 1999.
CASTLE IN THE SKY Animation, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1986/2000, 124 min
In English - Recommended ages 8 to adult Sun, June 7, 11:00am at IFC Center Sun, June 14, 2:00pm at Symphony Space
A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. CASTLE IN THE SKY is an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision of a decaying world in constant flux presaged Miyazaki's later films like PRINCESS MONONOKE and SPIRITED AWAY.
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE Animation, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1989/1999, 103 min
In English - Recommended All Ages Sat, June 6, 11:00am at IFC Center Sun, June 14, 11:00am at Symphony Space
From legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of 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. Set in a gorgeously detailed seaside village, KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE is less about witchcraft than a beautifully timeless story of a young girl leaving home to find her own way in the world. Voiced by Kirsten Dunst as Kiki, with Phil Hartman as her black cat Jiji.