Studio Ghibli Returns!

Who doesn’t love Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki’s masterpieces are the superstars, of course, but Ghibli’s catalogue is brimming with gems, and Cornell Cinema brings some of the lesser-known ones to the screen this winter. First is Miyazaki’s vision of a pig-faced fighter pilot in World War I, Porco Rosso. Next is Pom Poko, an engaging parable from Isao Takahata about shape-shifting, raccoon-like creatures fighting for survival against suburban sprawl. Finally, as part of the IthaKid Film Festival, there will be screenings of the English language version of The Cat Returns, the lovely story of a bored little girl swept into circumstances she had never imagined. Cosponsored with the Japanese Animation Society and Cornell’s East Asia Program.

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