Whisper of the Heart

  • Saturday August 20, 2016 11:00 AM

Pre-order ticketing is available online until 2 hours prior to each screening, then tickets will be available at the information desk or by calling 817.738.9215.

WHISPER OF THE HEART (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995)           

On the verge of high school, a young couple struggle with their goals of becoming a writer (Shizuku) and a musician (Seiji) and whether they have the ability to achieve their dreams. A masterpiece about the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length feature by Hayao Miyazaki’s protégé Yoshifumi Kondo before his sudden death at the young age of 47. It remains one of the classics of Japanese animation.

111 minutes, G, English 


Screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 5. They may be purchased in advance at www.themodern.org or by calling 817.738.9215. 

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.”