American Cinematheque presents Animated Treasures: 30 Years of Studio Ghibli


Starting Thursday, August 20 and running through Wednesday, September 2, the American Cinematheque presents Animated Treasures: 30 Years of Studio Ghibli, a tribute to Hayao Miyazak's company, creator of such Japanese anime classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and The Secret World of Arietty. The festival takes place at the Cinematheque's two theatres: the Egyptian in Hollywood and the Aero in Santa Monica. Titles include Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, and Grave of the Fireflies.

The festival is being presented in conjunction with Hot Topic, which will give away prizes at several of the screenings.

Check out the complete schedule below:

At the Egyptian Theatre:

  • August 20: When Marnie Was There; Whisper of the Heart
  • August 21: My Neighbor Totor; The Cat Returns
  • August 22: The Tale of Princess Kaguya; Princess Mononoke
  • August 23: Mausicaa of the Valley of the Wind; Tales from Earthsea
  • August 26: Pom Poko; My Neighbors The Yamadas

At the Aero Theatre:

  • August 27: When Marnie Was There; Only Yesterday
  • August 28: Spirited Away; Ponyo
  • August 29: Kiki's Delivery Service (English version matinee, starting at 3pm)
  • August 29: Howl's Moving Castle; Castle in the Sky
  • August 30: My Neighbor Totoro (English version matinee, starting at 3pm)
  • August 30: Porco Rosso; The Wind Rises
  • September 2: Grave of the Fireflies; From Up On Poppy Hill

Unless noted, all screenings start at 7:30pm, with films presented in Japanese with English subtitles (there are two English-dubbed matinees).

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The Areo Theatre's address is 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Get more information on the series at the American Cinematheque website.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.