Howl's Moving Castle

JAN 12- Subtitled; JAN 20 & JAN 25- Dubbed

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


Sophie, an average teenage 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. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste.


Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Howl's Moving Castle was the second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.


Duration: 114 mins. | Rating: PG | Presented Jan. 12 in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English on Jan. 20 and Jan. 25.

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.