OMSI's 5th Annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective Open Jan 9

01/02/2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Some of the world’s most beloved animated movies take the spotlight when the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) launches its fifth annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective on Jan. 9. The Retrospective runs from Jan. 9–26, offering screenings of 18 Studio Ghibli films, including popular favorites Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.

New to this year's Retrospective is Hiromasa Yonebayashi's drama When Marnie Was There. This story of a lonely young girl and her mysterious new friend Marnie was considered Studio Ghibli's final feature in the wake of Miyazaki's announced 2014 retirement.

The Retrospective features three screenings with introductions by guest speakers: 

●    Jan. 10: Dr. Rob Ribera, Portland State University Film Studies Instructor, will discuss the history of Studio Ghibli prior to a screening of the studio's first official release Castle In The Sky.
●    Jan. 14: Dr. Kristin Faurest, Director at the Japanese Garden Training Center, will speak on activism, protest, and exploitation in conjunction with Isao Takahata's folkloric tale Pom Poko. 
●    Jan. 22: Dr. Ribera returns to examine the topic of war against the backdrop of Takahata's haunting Grave of the Fireflies.

Over the last 30 years, Japan's Studio Ghibli has established itself as one of the world's finest producers of animated motion pictures. With a reputation for lush visuals, attention to detail and epic storytelling, Studio Ghibli eschewed commercial success to create intelligent, poetic, and often fanciful films that embrace family, community and a deep concern for the environment. 

Tickets for all Retrospective screenings are $7 for adults and $6 for youth/seniors. OMSI Members receive a discount on individual tickets and group discounts are also available. For more information, including a complete schedule of films and events, visit omsi.edu or call 503-797-4000.

Schedule
 
Thursday, Jan 9
6:30pm | Porco Rosso (dub)
8:15pm | When Marnie Was There (dub)

Friday, Jan 10
6:30pm | Castle in the Sky (dub), with an introductory talk by Dr. Rob Ribera, Instructor of Film Studies at Portland State University
9:45pm | Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (sub)

Saturday, Jan 11
4:00pm | My Neighbor Totoro (dub)
5:45pm | The Secret World of Arrietty (dub)
7:30pm | Spirited Away (dub)
9:45pm | Howl's Moving Castle (dub)

Sunday, Jan 12
4:00pm | Ponyo (dub)
6:00pm | Princess Mononoke (sub)

Tuesday, Jan 14
6:30pm | Pom Poko (dub), with an introductory talk by Dr. Kristin Faurest, Director, Japanese Garden Training Center

Wednesday, Jan 15
6:30pm | Whisper of the Heart (sub)
8:30pm | The Wind Rises (dub)

Thursday, Jan 16
7:00pm | Reel Eats - Spirited Away (dub)

Friday, Jan 17
5:30pm | Porco Rosso (sub)
7:15pm | Howl's Moving Castle (dub)
9:30pm | Castle In The Sky (dub)

Saturday, Jan 18
4:30pm | Ponyo (Dub)
6:30pm | Kiki's Delivery Service (dub)
8:30pm | Princess Mononoke (dub)

Sunday, Jan 19
4:00pm | My Neighbor Totoro (dub)
5:45pm | The Secret World of Arrietty (dub)
7:30pm | Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (dub)

Monday, Jan 20
4:00pm | Kiki's Delivery Service (dub)
6:00pm | Spirited Away (dub)

Tuesday, Jan 21
6:30pm | When Marnie Was There (sub)
8:30pm | Only Yesterday (dub)

Wednesday, Jan 22
6:30pm | Grave of the Fireflies (sub), with an introductory talk by Dr. Rob Ribera, Instructor of Film Studies at Portland State University

Thursday, Jan 23
6:30pm | Whisper of the Heart (dub)
8:30pm | The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (dub)

Friday, Jan 24
5:30pm | The Cat Returns (dub)
7:00pm | Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (dub)
9:15pm | Howl's Moving Castle (sub)

Saturday, Jan 25
4:00pm    | My Neighbor Totoro (dub)
5:45pm    | The Secret World of Arrietty (dub)
7:30pm    | Porco Rosso (dub)
9:15pm    | Spirited Away (sub)

Sunday, Jan 26
4:00pm | Kiki's Delivery Service (dub)
6:00pm    | Princess Mononoke (dub)