Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

  • Saturday August 09, 2014 11:00 AM

MIYAZAKI AT THE MODERN: MASTERPIECES OF ANIMATION presents Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989, 102 minutes, English)

Introduction and discussion following screening with Dr. Marc Hairston.
Dr. 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.”

In KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, a young witch uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film—a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

12:45-1:30 pm 
Please join us for a special gallery conversation and activity focusing on ideas and sensitivities shared by Miyazaki’s films and certain works of art as well as aspects of the Modern’s Tadao Ando-designed building (admission included with film ticket). Also, enjoy Ramune sodas, Kusugai candies, face painting, and special activities in the Modern's Grand Lobby. Shop for an adorable child-sized manga costume in the Modern Shop or wear a manga costume of your own design. Create an anime "selfie" in the Modern Shop against an anime backdrop!


The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW Society joins the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in celebrating the art of ,Japanese film director, animatormangaka, illustrator, producer, and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki. Throughout a career that has spanned six decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and brilliant creator of anime feature films. Along with Isao Takahata, he co-founded Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese film and animation studio. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park, and American director Steven Spielberg. He is considered one of the most popular and influential animators in the history of cinema.

Screenings will be held in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Lone Star members and Modern Reel People, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or by calling the Modern at 817.738.9215. 


Café Modern will host a 6-Course Japanese Kaiseki Dinner & Sake Pairing on August 28 at 6:30 pm. Reservations necessary. Please RSVP to 817-840-2157.