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This Local Movie Theatre Is Hosting An Incredible Studio Ghibli Series

Over the years, Japan’s critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli has built quite a loyal following.

For the past four decades, the studio has created unique, beautiful animated stories that have resonated with audiences around the world. This month, you’ll be able to see some of those stories for yourself on screen at Gateway Film Center.

This special spring series will feature 12 of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved films, including The Wind Rises, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and Spirited Away.

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most distinctive filmmakers, and his works explore the relationship between the spirit world and the everyday world, as well as the clash between human progress and the environment. He produced his first feature films, Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro and Nausicaä in the Valley of the Wind, before establishing Studio Ghibli.

He founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with fellow animator and lifelong partner Takahata Isao. The studio went on to produce some of the most well-known hand-drawn animated movies of all time. His work has been so impactful that Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award in 2015 for his contributions to animation and film.

You can learn all about Ghibli At GFC by visiting the Gateway Film Center website right here.

To see the full list of films that you’ll be able to see at Gateway, keep scrolling.

April 6-9: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
April 14-16: Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
April 21-23: The Wind Rises (2013)
April 28-30: Princess Mononoke (1997)
May 5-7: The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
May 12-14: Pom Poko (1994)
May 19-21: Ocean Waves (1993)
May 26-29: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
June 2-4: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
June 9-11: Ponyo (2008)
June 16-18: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
June 23-25: Spirited Away (2001)