Fourth Annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective: Jan 10- Jan 27
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 2009, the film was awarded with the 32nd Japan Academy Prize for both Animation of the Year and Outstanding Musical Achievement.
Duration: 101 mins. | Rating: G | Presented Jan. 12 & 21 dubbed in English
The Empirical Theater's Studio Ghibli Film 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.