Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.
Enjoy FREE admission to all of the following films:
Drop in for a few or several Japanese short films. Rated G.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat to spend a year alone in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service.
1989. Japan. 103 min. Rated G. Subtitles. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
(Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai)
This animated film portrays the life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen through the eyes of his daughter.
2015. Japan. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Subtitles. Directed by Keiichi Hara and Stephanie Sheh. Click to watch the trailer.
(Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko)
A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggles to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development, in this comical animated drama.
1994. Japan. 119 min. Rated PG. Subtitles. Directed by Isao Takahata. Click to watch the trailer.