Japan, 2013, 137 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Isao Takahata, Dubbed in English, Rated PG, GKIDS
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Saturday, 9/10 & Sunday, 9/11
"It's a true work of art."
—Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
"Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force."
—Maggie Lee, Variety
Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her —but, ultimately, she must confront her fate and face punishment for a crime she committed in another life.
From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint in an extraordinary filmmaking career for director Isao Takahata. This critically acclaimed film landed on a number of "Best Film of the Year" lists and was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Recommended for ages 9+
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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