First Friday Films: Spirited Away, 2002 animated
Meet Chihiro, a sulky ten-year old girl traveling with her parents to a new neighborhood; they become lost in the spirit world, then separated. She takes a job in Yubaba's bathhouse while trying to figure out how to free herself and her parents so they can return to the human world. Creatures of all types inhabit the bathhouse; there is shape shifting galore. In English, written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki with Kirk Wise. Join us in the Youth Rm for popcorn during, discussion after. 124 min/PG
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A pioneer of modern animation, notably the computer-generated animation that dominated the mid- to late '90s, John Lasseter started out doing traditional hand-drawn work. His passion for animation began in high school and, after writing an exuberant letter to Disney Studios, he started studying art and drawing on his own....
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