Film: Spirited Away

When: 09/02/2018, 6:00 pm

Spirited Away, a masterpiece from the cinematic eye-popping wonders of Studio Ghibli, the highly infuential house of animation that Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki helped to create in 1985. Often compared to children classics such as Alice in Wonderland and to the film The Wizard of Oz, Spirited Away is the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl who sees her parents turned into pigs and finds herself plunged into a haunting (and marvelous) fantasyland populated by spirits, sorcerers, ghosts, monsters and other creatures of wonder.

The film is to this day the highest-grossing title ever released in Japan, and scored an Academy Award for Best Animated movie in 2003. Miyazaki would win a second statue, an Honorary Oscar, in 2015. One year later, in London, the BBC commissioned a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Spirited Away was listed among the top 5. Running time is 125 minutes.

Located at Pierson High School auditorium in Sag Harbor.