Ponyo is Hayao Miyazaki's reimagining of The Little Mermaid and a tribute to his son, Goro Miyazaki. Ponyo is the "fish-girl" daughter of an undersea magician who longs to live on the land. She escapes to the land and meets a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. But Ponyo's transformation into a human girl upsets the balance between the real and the magical worlds, and only the love of these two five-year-olds can set things right.
G, 103 minutes
ANIME FEST AT THE MODERN 2017
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.”