The Castle of Cagliostro, 1979

  • Tuesday July 03, 2018 7:00 PM

The Castle of Cagliostro, 1979
Hayao Miyazaki
110 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles

This Japanese animated action-adventure comedy was co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as his feature film debut. The Castle of Cagliostro follows gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III, who successfully robs a casino. Learning that the money is counterfeit, he heads to the tiny county of Cagliostro, the rumored source of the bills. There, he attempts to save a runaway, Clarisse, from Count Cagliostro’s men. The Castle of Cagliostro has garnered high praise, with critics and historians noting its influence on Miyazaki's later works. The film has also served as a major influence on animators and directors worldwide.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a summer extension of the lecture series. This film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern, as well as to contemporary art in general. The screenings this summer focus on the films and recommendations of the artist Takashi Murakami. Visit for more information.

To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern's auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum's galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.