Back by popular demand, U.S. distributor of international animated films GKIDS is returning to New York’s IFC Center for another five week run of its retrospective on Japan’s Studio Ghibli features. Fifteen films from 1984 to 2009 will make their encore appearance from November 16 to December 20. The premiere run in 2011 broke box office records and became the most successful series to ever run at the IFC.
Highlights of the five week program include Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Castle in the Sky. The films will be shown in both the subtitled and English dubbed versions. Additionally, the retrospective will include week-long theatrical runs of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (beginning Nov. 16) and Kiki’s Delivery Service (Nov. 23).
GKIDS signed a theatrical distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for its animated features library in 2011. This summer, GKIDS secured a license agreement to release the studio’s latest film From Up on Poppy Hill—including theatrical, non-theatrical, home video and TV rights. Poppy Hill will be released in the U.S. on March 15, 2013, following an Academy Award and Annie Awards qualifying run. The newest Ghibli feature was directed by Goro Miyazaki from a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and was the top-grossing Japanese film of 2011.
For a complete list of films and show times and to buy advance tickets, visit www.gkids.com.