Time: April 2, 2011 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Art Theatre of Long Beach
Street: 2025 E. 4th Street
City/Town: Long Beach
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/event…
Event Type: japan, benefit, animated, cinema, screening
Organized By: Art Theatre of Long Beach & LBCinema.org
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2011
The Art Theatre of Long Beach and the Long Beach Cinematheque present a very special one-time-only screening of Hayao Miyazaki's beautiful 2001 animated epic, SPIRITED AWAY, to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society. Tickets are only $5, and all ticket proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society at this time of urgent need.
Tickets are available at the Art Theatre box office, or online by clicking here.
Winner of over thirty international awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIRITED AWAY is a sumptuous and beautiful fantasy ripe with Japanese mythology. The story begins as Chihiro and her parents take a wrong turn down a dirt path while traveling to their new home in the countryside. They discover a tunnel at the bottom of the path which leads them into an old abandoned theme park, where Chihiro wanders off only to find herself in a mystical land land filled with magical creatures, hidden dangers, and ultimately, a magnificent bathhouse where Japan's legion of gods and spirits go to rest.
"Spirited Away is the most deeply and mysteriously satisfying animated feature to come along in ages." - Peter Rainer, New Yorker Magazine
"This is one of the year's best films." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"That rare movie that has the emotional and psychological depth to match its stunning surface." - Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"Visually imaginative, thematically instructive and thoroughly delightful, it takes us on a roller-coaster ride from innocence to experience without even a hint of that typical kiddie-flick sentimentality." - Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
In honor of our younger audiences, SPIRITED AWAY will be screened in its celebrated English dubbed version, supervised by Pixar director John Lasseter.