A Letter to Momo

  • Saturday August 12, 2017 2:15 PM

A Letter to Momo (2011)

A Letter to Momo was written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (a veteran animator who has worked on films ranging from Akira (1988) to Your Name (2016)), assisted by a group of Studio Ghibli alumni.

When 11-year-old Momo loses her father, the only thing she is left with is a letter he had started to write her, but only got as far as "Dear Momo." Moving with her mom back to her mom's hometown on an island, Momo discovers their house is haunted by three "yokai" (Japanese goblins). Though at first frightened, Momo ultimately becomes friends with the yokai and they help her adjust to her new life. But more than that, they may be the key to the lost message from Momo's father.

NR, 141 minutes



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.”