The Belcourt Theatre, a Nashville nonprofit cinema, is showing a series of family films every Saturday morning at 10am for the months of March and April. The coincidental part of these Kids Shows is that they’re almost entirely Studio Ghibli anime films directed by the famed Hayao Miyazaki. They range from the adorable My Neighbor Totoro to the possibly NOT kid-friendly Princess Mononoke.
The best part? All of the showings are only $5 each
- March 16 – Castle in the Sky
- March 23 – My Neighbor Totoro
- March 30 – Spirited Away
- April 6 – Kiki’s Delivery Service
- April 13 – Howl’s Moving Castle
- April 20 – Princess Mononoke
- April 27 – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
If you’re in the Nashville area and happen upon a free Saturday morning, I highly recommend giving any one of these a watch. My personal favorites are Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. They all seem to be dubbed in English language, for those that care about that kind of thing. These films all have well-done dubs though, produced by Disney, who generally know how to throw money at things in the right ways.
One non-anime film is happening this weekend, with March 9 – The Adventures of Tintin. I also highly recommend this depressingly underrated film of 2011. Seriously, one of the best films of the year, and not enough people saw it. Definitely a must see. Except that I own it and am going to be at Momocon in Atlanta, GA that weekend.
If you can go to Momocon, go to Momocon. If not, go to Tintin. If not that, then we need to seriously re-examine our relationship.
(Via The Tennessean)
What is your favorite Studio Ghibli film?
Are you going to Momocon this upcoming weekend, March 8-10?