Film

Porco Rosso
FILM

Porco Rosso

紅の豚 (Kurenai no Buta)
Friday, October 6, 7 PM

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Porco Rosso © 1992 Studio Ghibli—NN.

MONTHLY CLASSICS | 25th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
Friday, October 6, 7 PM

SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin one hour prior to the screening at the Box Office. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.

An ace fighter pilot and ex-member of the Italian Air Force during WWI is mysteriously cursed with a pig's face. Disillusioned with humanity, he adopts the name Porco Rosso ("Crimson Pig") and spends his time near the Adriatic Sea, drinking at a local bar and fighting off air pirates for cash. Famous for his unsurpassable flying skills, Porco draws the envy and antagonism of an American pilot who plots to take him down with the help of the fascist Italian police. This sixth film by Hayao Miyazaki is among the master animator's most personal and underrated, highlighting his deep love for aviation and pacifist worldview within an action-adventure story perfect for adults and children alike. Screening in 35mm!

1992, 94 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

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