The Boy and The Heron: Opening Night
Join us on Friday, December 8 for the Opening Night of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animation masterpiece The Boy and the Heron.Opening night tickets are $20 and include movie snacks, a beverage (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and door prizes. Each attendee will also receive a pass for free museum admission on a future date. OMSI Members receive $2 off admission. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by the Academy Award®-winning director. Produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, the film features a musical score from Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The theme song for the film "Spinning Globe" was penned and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu.
In the film, a young boy named Mahito – yearning for his mother – ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.
This semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, has been praised by critics as perhaps "Miyazaki's most expansive and magisterial film... delivering worlds within worlds, layers under layers, to create an overwhelming experience by the end." (BBC)
Duration: 124 mins. | Rating: PG-13 | CC and AD
Presented in Japanese with English Subtitles (6:15 PM) and dubbed in English (8:45PM)