Monday, June 13, 2016

Animated Events: DFT Animation Club: My Neighbor Totoro

From the Detroit Institute of Arts/Detroit Film Theater website:

DFT Animation Club: My Neighbor Totoro
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

(Japan/1988—directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
One of the most endearing films of all time – a movie that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children – My Neighbor Totoro is the deceptively simple tale of two girls who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. But beneath the film’s playfulness and narrative simplicity lie rich depths of wisdom. As with much of Miyazaki’s work, the core of My Neighbor Totoro reveals an exquisite portrait of humankind’s relationship to the Earth. Families will delight in this newly restored, English-language version. (86 min.)

General admission tickets for films in the DFT Animation Club series are $5. Admission is free to DIA members. Please show your member card at the door, no tickets are needed. General admission online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee.

See more and buy tickets online at the DFT website.