Japan, 1988, 86 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, English Dub, Rated G, GKIDS
My Neighbor Totoro
Saturday, 5/13 & Sunday 5/14
"Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy." –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An otherworldly tale of childhood and a definitive work of imagination." –Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
One of the most endearing films ever made for children, My Neighbor Totoro, is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside while he cares for their ailing mother. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. But beneath the film’s playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom.
As with much of Miyazaki’s work, My Neighbor Totoro is infused with an almost spiritual reverence for the power of nature. Like Satsuki and Mei, audiences are left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world around us.
Recommended for ages 5+
Family Day on Aragon is culturally rich, inexpensive family fun featuring beloved classics and new favorites for all to enjoy. Hosted on the second Saturday & Sunday of every month. Admission is pay what you can per ticket, with a suggested price of $5 per person. Each ticket includes a free small popcorn. Presented in partnership with Books & Books and Coral Gables Museum. Support for this program and pay what you can admission price are underwritten in part by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation and sponsorship by Grove Bank & Trust.
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