Howl's Moving Casle

JAN 14 & 17 - Subtitled; JAN 20 - Dubbed

Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective


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. 14 & 17 in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English on Jan. 20.

The Empirical Theater's Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective runs January 11 through January 21 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.