My Neighbor Totoro
Friday, November 4 at 7 pm
A seminal work from Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki’s 1988 animated feature follows the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei who move with their father to an old, empty countryside home to live nearer to their ill mother. Discovering a plethora of forest spirits residing near the home’s supposedly haunted grounds, the sisters befriend the gentle giant Totoro who lives within the depths of a giant camphor tree. Lovingly crafted and beloved by all—with even Akira Kurosawa citing the film as one of his favorites—Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is recognized as one of the greatest animated features of all time.
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, 86 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Chika Sakamoto.
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Monthly Anime is presented by Yen Press. The screening of Princess Mononoke, Tekkonkinkreet and Angel’s Egg is supported by Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.