Spirited Away (2002)

  • Friday August 15, 2014 10:00 AM
  • Saturday August 16, 2014 2:00 PM

MIYAZAKI AT THE MODERN: MASTERPIECES OF ANIMATION presents Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2002, 125 minutes, English)

Friday, August 15, 10 pm (Special late-night screening in Japanese with English subtitles)
Saturday, August 16, 2 pm

Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax, and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters—shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so—and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.


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 http://lonestarfilmsociety.com/ 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.