Special Showing

Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away

Saturday, March 2 + Sunday, March 3

Daytime shows will be in English. The Sunday 8pm show will be in Japanese with English subtitles

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Spirited Away

Shown as a part of Studio Ghibli Celebration. Images Cinema will show one Studio Ghibli classic Japanese Anime per month March through November 2019.

Matinees in English. Sunday 8pm shows in Japanese with English subtitles.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Spirited Away was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chihiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure

“Spirited Away is surely one of the finest of all animated films.”

– Roger Ebert

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.