Anime at the Modern

Porco Rosso
  • August 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Porco Rosso (1992)

Miyazaki frequently caricatures himself as a pig, and the flying pig Porco is perhaps the closest thing to a self-portrait in any of his films. Set in the Adriatic Sea in the 1930s, this former Italian World War I pilot is now a cynical, middle-aged free agent chasing air pirates for the bounties. But his Bogart-like "I stick my neck out for no one" attitude is challenged when he has to help the idealistic daughter of an old friend and defend the honor of an old flame against an upstart American pilot.

PG, 102 minutes

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ANIME FEST AT THE MODERN 2017

Join us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as we celebrate the art of ,Japanese animation.

Screenings will be held in the museum’s auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Wednesday, July 5, at www.themodern.org/films. Online ticket purchases are available until 2 hours prior to each screening, then tickets will be available at the Museum's information desk.

The Modern is deeply grateful to Dr. Marc Hairston for his counsel in the selection of the films for this series. Dr. Hairston will introduce and discuss the films at every screening.

Dr. Marc Hairston is a scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charge particle motions are related. Dr. Hairston is also interested in the scholarly study of anime and manga and is on the board of editors of Mechademia, the first English-language academic journal addressing these topics. Along with Dr. Pamela Gossin, Dr. Hairston teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled “Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki.”