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Tuesday 20, November

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

R

Tuesday 20, November

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

R

Tuesday 20, November

Wednesday 21, November

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

R

Wednesday 21, November

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

R

Wednesday 21, November

Friday 23, November

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

G

Friday 23, November

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

Friday 23, November

Midnights: Perfect Blue

Midnights: Perfect Blue

R

Friday 23, November

Saturday 24, November

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

Saturday 24, November

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

NR

Saturday 24, November

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

G

Saturday 24, November

Sunday 25, November

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

NR

Sunday 25, November

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

G

Sunday 25, November

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

Sunday 25, November

Monday 26, November

Ponyo

Ponyo

G

Monday 26, November

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

G

Monday 26, November

Tuesday 27, November

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

G

Tuesday 27, November

Ponyo

Ponyo

G

Tuesday 27, November

Wednesday 28, November

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

Unrated

Wednesday 28, November

Thursday 29, November

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

PG

Thursday 29, November

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

PG

Thursday 29, November

Friday 30, November

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

PG

Friday 30, November

Midnights: Perfect Blue

Midnights: Perfect Blue

R

Friday 30, November

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

R

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

"A sinuous thriller with as many twists and turns as a mountain road...unexpectedly shot through with director Paul Feig’s signature wry humor."—Entertainment Weekly

"In [this] wickedly amusing suburban mom comedy/thriller, the more bat-shit crazy things get, the more fun we have."—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Tuesday 20, November

Wednesday 21, November

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

NR

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Isao Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Saturday 24, November

Sunday 25, November

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Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

PG

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the Academy Award-nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday 30, November

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

G

From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Monday 26, November

Tuesday 27, November

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Midnights: Perfect Blue

Midnights: Perfect Blue

R

PERFECT BLUE, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), returns to theaters for its 20th anniversary in a brand new digital transfer.

Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go… Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.

Note: Strong adult content warning for animated sequences of graphic violence and nudity, and is only recommended for adults 17 years and older.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

*$12 Pitcher specials during all Midnight screenings!*

Friday 23, November

Friday 30, November

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My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

G

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” 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. 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. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imaginings, Totoros look like oversized pandas with bunny ears and they take the girls on spinning-top rides through the tree tops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus — a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.

But beneath the film’s playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom. As with much of Miyazaki’s work, at its core My Neighbor Totoro is about human-kind’s relationship to the Earth. The film is infused with an almost spiritual reverence for the power of nature (a philosophy tied to the ancient Shinto belief that every object in nature has a soul). Everything that surrounds us, from light-dappled tree groves, to the marvelous clouds, echoes the density and lusciousness of life. Protected by the Totoros, we know no harm will come to our two heroines in the forest’s sunlit glades and mysterious shadows. The girls may be awed by the power and majesty around them but they understand instinctively that nature has no malice. The viewer is left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world all around us.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday 23, November

Saturday 24, November

Sunday 25, November

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

PG

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

Like Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Ponyo, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind will dazzle your senses with its intricately imagined storytelling and stunning animation!

Experience the film that launched the Academy Award®-winning career of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation, Hayao Miyazaki!

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Thursday 29, November

Ponyo

Ponyo

G

Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Monday 26, November

Tuesday 27, November

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Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

PG

This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure — a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky.

Set in a mid-war Italy swept by fascism, the film follows the life of Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into the head of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army, and an egotistical American flying ace.

Miyazaki fans will be familiar with the writer/director’s fascination with flight; in this film, Miyazaki indulges his passion to the fullest. An avid aviation buff, Miyazaki’s airplane designs conform scrupulously to the technology of the period. But most impressive are the exhilarating aerial scenes: sweeping panoramas of wind, cloud, smoke and water and the breathtaking feeling of soaring though the air in an open cockpit.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Thursday 29, November

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke box office records on its original release in Japan.

While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday 23, November

Saturday 24, November

Sunday 25, November

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The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

Unrated

“The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see... so does MURDER!”

Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (Antichrist) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet. In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders—each, as he views them, a towering work of art—that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. With Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz.

Unrated Director's Cut, presented as a one-night only advance screening. An IFC Films release.

“A dark and grisly serial killer comedy...a bold and stimulating film which no one but Denmark’s notorious provocateur-auteur could have made.“—Nicolas Barber, BBC

“Dillon delivers an impactful movie monster with darting eyes and a toothy smile.”—Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Wednesday 28, November

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

R

Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.

Winner—Silver Lion (Best Director) at Venice

Tuesday 20, November

Wednesday 21, November

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