Japan, 1989, 102 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Rated G, Japanese with English subtitles, GKIDS
"Funny, optimistic, and exciting…a mark of Miyazaki’s genius." – Tom Huddleston, Time Out
It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. The resourceful young witch uses her broom for the delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Rarely has Miyazaki’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.
For over three decades, Studio Ghibli has transported audiences across the globe to magical realms filled with fantastic creatures and awe-inspiring sights. Led by co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the Japanese studio has garnered numerous awards, set box office records, and touched the hearts of children and adults alike. Join us for a two-week celebration as we present, in partnership with GKIDS, all 22 films (and one short!) in the Complete Studio Ghibli.