Throughout 2018, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured animated features to U.S. cinemas. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises.
On the horizon for Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 is the acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning SPIRITED AWAY (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001). Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.
SPIRITED AWAY follows Chihiro, whose family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastical spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, SPIRITED AWAY became a worldwide smash hit, and is one the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.
Prior to the events, GKIDS will host a special Facebook Live fan Q&A with SPIRITED AWAY voice actor Susan Egan* (English voice of Lin). The 30 minute fan Q&A will be held on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on the GKIDS Facebook page. Fans are also encouraged to submit questions in advance via GKIDS Social media pages.
Tickets for SPIRITED AWAY can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or ghiblifest.com and at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in over 700 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Sunday, October 28 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)
Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled)
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)