Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

JAN 24 - Subtitled

Fourth Annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective: Jan 10- Jan 27

Introduction By Roland Gauthier, Executive Producer and Partner at Hinge


6:30PM | Talk

7:30PM | Film Screening (Please note: There is a chance that the movie will start before 7:30PM if the lecture wraps up early)

In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create.


After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. But the artist, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The film even faces the danger of being cancelled. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film using CGI.


​Duration: 70 mins. | Rating: NR  | Presented Jan. 24 in Japanese with English subtitles

The Empirical Theater's Studio Ghibli Retrospective runs January 10 through January 27 and features a collection of some of the finest films from Japan's most renowned animation studio. Please call 503-797-4000 for more information.