Magnolia at the Modern

From Up on Poppy Hill
  • May 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
  • May 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
  • May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
  • May 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
  • May 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon showtime, 2 pm, and 4 pm
From Up on Poppy Hill is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It’s a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers lovingly bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking on film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times.
91 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.