Japan, 2013, 118 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Mami Sunada, Not Rated, Japanese with English subtitles, GKIDS


The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Thursday, 5/31

"The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is an unfailingly human portrait. It is pornographically interesting for Studio Ghibli fans; as a delicate depiction of the artistic spirit, it’s equally essential viewing for everyone else." – David Ehrlich, The AV Club

Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare “fly on the wall” glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

This screening of The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is presented as a lead-in to The Complete Studio Ghibli retrospective running from June 1 to 14.

The Complete Studio Ghibli series pass holders will receive the member rate price ($8) for tickets to this one-time only screening.


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