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Hiyao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Midnights This Weekend (and Saturday Morning) at The Tivoli

“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.“

Hiyao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away screens this Friday and Saturday nights (September 20th and 21st) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series in Japanese with English subtitles. It will also plays at 11:30am Saturday (9/21) in English. . A facebook invite for this event can be found Here.

People call Hiyao Miyazaki the Japanese Disney and Spirited Away is considered one of his very best, if not his masterpiece. The film starts like a fairly typical take on Alice in Wonderland or Narnia. A girl is bought into a fantasy world and has to find her way back. But Miyazaki takes it even further. His heroine, ten year old Chihiro is a typically modern girl, upset about moving into a new home and afraid of new changes in her life.
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Exclusive Interview: Anime Auteur Makoto Shinkai Talks Weathering With You

Whether it’s because of humility or out of respect, anime auteur Makoto Shinkai scoffs at the idea of being called the next Hayao Miyazaki. But some facts cannot be ignored. His previous film, Your Name, was the highest grossing anime picture in history before Spirited Away, 18 years after its conception, had its long-awaited theatrical release. And Shinkai’s latest feature, Weathering with You, appears to be following a similar trajectory.

The movie, set in a rain-soaked Tokyo, follows a young man who meets a girl that can pray for sunshine, and has already become the sixth-highest-grossing anime film in the history of the Japanese box office.

We Got This Covered had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Shinkai after Weathering with You made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Be sure to check out our conversation down below and enjoy!

As a writer and an animator,
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Japan’s ‘Weathering With You’ Set for China Theatrical Release

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Japan’s ‘Weathering With You’ Set for China Theatrical Release
Weathering With You,” the hit Japanese animation directed by Makoto Shinkai, is set for a theatrical release in mainland Chinese theaters. Chinese state media reported on Monday that the film had been approved by China’s censors, but said that the film had not yet been given a release date.

After his previous hit “Your Name,” “Weathering is Shinkai’s second film to pass the JPY100 million mark ($94 million) mark at the Japanese box office. Released on July 19, it has now reached a cumulative total of $113 million from 9.13 million admissions after 52 days on release. On release, it took the top spot in the Japanese chart for two weeks, was then deposed for the following three weekends, but bounced back to head the chart in the weekend of Aug. 31.

Despite sometimes frosty political relations between Japan and China, Japanese animated films have done well in Middle Kingdom theaters. “Your Name” earned
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NYC Weekend Watch: Satoshi Kon, Piotr Szulkin, ‘The Big Combo’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

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Stage a Satoshi Kon double bill, with Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue both screening.

“Shaw Sisters,” a series on female-directed Hong Kong cinema, has its final weekend.

A print of The Green Ray continues, while Assault on Precinct 13 and The Angel Levine both screen.

Fantastic Planet and Spirited Away play on opposite sides of the day.
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Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Follow-Up Is Japan’s First Anime Oscar Entry in Over 20 Years

Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Follow-Up Is Japan’s First Anime Oscar Entry in Over 20 Years
Japan has officially named Makoto Shinkai’s “Weathering With You” its 2020 Oscar entry in the Best International Film category, which is the new name being given to the Best Foreign Language Film prize. The selection makes “Weathering With You” the first anime movie to represent Japan in the category at the Oscars in over 20 years. The country’s last anime Oscar submission was Hayao Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke” in 1997, but it failed to land a nomination the following year at the 70th Academy Awards.

Weathering With You” is Shinkai’s first directorial effort since earning newfound international acclaim and recognition after the release of the 2016 anime blockbuster “Your Name.” Shinkai’s latest centers around the romance between a high school runaway from Tokyo and a young orphan girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Weathering With You” has already opened in Japan and has grossed over $100 million,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Movies in the Age of Reagan, Shaw Sisters, ‘Brainstorm’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film at Lincoln Center

The J. Hoberman-curated “Make My Day: American Movies in the Age of Reagan” kicks off with Blow Out, Back to the Future, The King of Comedy and more.

Funny Face screens for free at the Josie Robertson Plaza.

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“Shaw Sisters,” a series on female-directed Hong Kong cinema, begins.

The
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Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ Gets Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in November

Shout! Factory and Gkids are following up their recent Princess Mononoke Collector's Edition Blu-ray release with a similar Collector's Edition package for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.

This limited edition set includes the Spirited Away film on Blu-ray, a hard slipcase package, new 40-page book, and the film’s soundtrack on CD.

Spirited Away is the highest grossing film of all-time in Japan and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The inclusive 40-page book includes "essays by film critic Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times) and famed critic and film historian Leonard Maltin, and statements by Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki."

Bonus features include:

Feature-Length Storyboards

Original Theatrical Trailers

TV Spots

Behind the Microphone

You can pre-order the Spirited Away Collector's Edition Blu-ray exclusive at GhibliCollection.com.
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Animation Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award

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Animation Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award
Spirited Away” creator and Academy Award winner, Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with the Sklar Creative Visionary Award at this year’s annual Ryman Arts dinner and program.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, the moviemaker’s extensive portfolio carries an impressive list of films and an equally impressive list of awards and nominations including “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Ponyo,” and “The Wind Rises” which earned an Academy award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2013. Additionally, Miyazaki was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame and presented an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2014. His newest production, “How Do You Live?” will be released in 2020.

“Ryman Arts is thrilled that the legendary Hayao Miyazaki will be the next recipient of the Sklar Creative Visionary Award. His incredible work has advanced the art of visual storytelling and influenced the entire genre of animation, while inspiring us all,” said Ryman
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‘Spirited Away’ Special Collector’s Edition Will Be Available For a Limited Time This November

‘Spirited Away’ Special Collector’s Edition Will Be Available For a Limited Time This November
If, like me, you have watched your DVD copy of Spirited Away so much that the disc is scratched to the point of being unwatchable, you’re in luck. Hayao Miyazaki‘s Oscar-winning animated classis is getting a long-deserved collector’s edition that will be available in limited supply this November. Studio Ghibli is teaming up with Gkids and distributor Shout! […]

The post ‘Spirited Away’ Special Collector’s Edition Will Be Available For a Limited Time This November appeared first on /Film.
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Spirited Away Gets the Deluxe Limited Collector's Edition Treatment in November

Studio Ghibli and Gkids, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue Spirited Away in a beautiful collector's edition release on November 12, 2019. The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase, with a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray&#8482 of the film paired with hours of special features and the film's soundtrack on CD, now available exclusively on disc in North America.

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this wondrous fantasy film is one of the best-selling and internationally renowned films of all time, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese history in 2001. Winner of the Academy Award&#174 for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki's epic adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most iconic filmmakers in the history of animation.

The set's new 40-page book includes essays by film critic Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times) and
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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 21

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Above: Chinese poster for Spirited Away; artist: Zao Dao.The most popular poster to date on my Movie Poster of the Day Instagram, by a dragon’s length, with more than double the amount of likes of its closest contender, was this gorgeous Chinese poster (and its color variant which you can see here) for Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001), which apparently just got a Chinese theatrical release eighteen years after it was made. The posters were painted by the young Chinese comic book artist Zao Dao who you can, and should, read more about here.I was happy to see Renato Casaro’s prop poster for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’s film-within-the-film Kill Me Now Ringo, Said the Gringo—which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago—make such an impression, as well as another of my favorite Casaros painted forty years earlier, for Screamers, a.k.
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‘The Wonderland’ Review: Dir. Keiichi Hara (2019) [Fantasia 2019]

Image provided by Fantasia Festival

Keiichi Hara has a very impressive resume, with his previous three animated features being a delightful mix. Summer Days with Coo, Colourful, and Miss Hokusai all had their own unique voices and style. This would bode well for the director, who has managed to avoid comparisons to the work of Studio Ghibli by taking a slightly more adult stance in his exploration of subject matter. This all changes with his latest, The Wonderland. On the surface The Wonderland is a charming and magical fantasy yarn about somebody from our world whisked away to a place of magic, strange creatures, and so forth. Based on the work of Sachiko Kashiwaba, the similarities with Miyazaki’s work is hardly surprising, as her work reportedly inspired Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Unlike Hara’s previous films where fantasy crept into the real world, here he goes all out to create fantastical visions and lore,
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Fantasia 2019: ‘The Wonderland’ Review

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Features the voices of: Mayu Matsuoka, Anne Watanabe, Kumiko Asô, Nao Tôyama, Keiji Fujiwara, Akiko Yajima, Masachika Ichimura | Written by Miho Maruo | Directed by Keiichi Hara

Outside of literally three or four movies, my viewing of Japanese animated movies is completely reliant on Studio Ghibili. That said, I adore the studio and every one of its movies, with Spirited Away being one of my all time favourites. So it was about time I checked out the output from other animation filmmakers in Japan.

As the title would suggest, The Wonderland does have a few influences from Alice in Wonderland. But to be honest, there’s nothing too obvious and it definitely does not feel like a retread of that story. The day before her birthday, a young girl, Akane, meets an alchemist named Hippocrates and his student Pipo. Along with an antique shop owner, Chii, who she is kind of friends with,
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China’s Enlight Projects at Least 95% Fall in Net Profit in First Half of 2019

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Beijing-based Enlight Media, one of China’s most prominent production companies, said Monday it expects a steep decrease in net profits of up to 96% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2018 — an indicator of the deep turmoil in the Chinese industry, which has been hit by regulatory changes and new tax burdens.

Whereas the company booked net profits of RMB2.1 billion ($305 million at today’s exchange rate) in the first half of 2018, Enlight projects net profits of just between RMB85 million ($12.4 million) and RMB105 million ($15.3 million) in the first six months of 2019 — a year-on-year decrease of 95% to 96%. The final figure will be revealed later in a future report following a formal audit.

The decline comes despite the box office success of two of Enlight’s titles, director Ning Hao’s Chinese New Year hit, “Crazy Alien,” which grossed $320 million, and Hayao Miyazaki’s nearly 20-year-old animated classic,
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China Box Office: ‘White Storm 2’ Dominates as ‘Spider-Man’ Loses Grip

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China Box Office: ‘White Storm 2’ Dominates as ‘Spider-Man’ Loses Grip
The Andy Lau- and Louis Koo-starring Hong Kong action film “White Storm 2: The Drug Lords” was the third highest grossing film in the world this weekend thanks to a strong $62.4 million China opening. It far outstripped other Chinese and U.S. content in Chinese theaters.

Directed by Herman Yau and produced by Lau, the film tells the story of the chaos that ensues after a former triad member turned philanthropist offers a large bounty in exchange for the life of Hong Kong’s top drug dealer. Though it shares a name with 2013’s “The White Storm,” which also starred Louis Koo, it is a standalone story. That earlier film was directed by Benny Chan and went on to earn around $35 million (RMB238 million) in China.

This installment’s three-day haul more than doubled the second weekend performance of Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which came in second with $29.8 million,
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Chinese box office down 2.7% in first half of 2019 as market woes start to bite

Chinese box office down 2.7% in first half of 2019 as market woes start to bite
Local productions were hit hardest, grossing a combined $2.15bn (RMB14.8bn), for a 47.5% market share.

China’s box office decreased by 2.7% to $4.5bn (RMB31.17bn) in the first half of 2019, according to figures from Chinese industry website Mtime, as a range of issues, including tightening censorship and the recent tax clampdown, started to take their toll on an unpredictable market.

The decline marks the first time since 2011 in which box office has not shown positive growth in the first half of the year, a period that includes the most lucrative box office season, Chinese New Year (late January or early
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China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Nets $97 Million Debut

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China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Nets $97 Million Debut
Spider-Man: Far From Home” swung into the China box office with a $97.2 million opening weekend, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway — the fourth best debut of all time for a superhero film in the territory, behind April’s “Avengers: Endgame,” last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Venom.” The June 28 China release came days before its scheduled July 2 North American opening.

The haul makes the new Jon Watts-directed take on the web-slinging schoolboy Sony’s second highest-ever grossing title in China, and the seventh best all time opening for a studio film in the Middle Kingdom. The sequel to 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” it has earned 46% more in its debut than its predecessor, and 17% more than “Captain Marvel.” Of the weekend total, $10.8 million came from its appearance on 620 Imax screens.

“Endgame” exited theaters in China about a month ago with a massive $614 million haul — a sign of how deep
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Friday One Sheet: Spirited Away in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its original release in Japan and to worldwide success, including an Academy Award, China, who has a history of not releasing Studio Ghibli films domestically, put Spirited Away into cinemas last week. For its release, wunderkind artist Zao Dao was commissioned to do this lovely, classical, poster that comes in two variants. The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice. I hope people in Beijing, Shanghai, and all other parts of the country take advantage to see this film on the big screen, while we here in...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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‘Toy Story 4’ Defeated at the Chinese Box Office By the Theatrical Debut of ‘Spirited Away’

It’s very rare for a film, animated or otherwise, to hold a candle to Pixar at the box office. But when you throw in a classic work by Hayao Miyazaki, it’s a different kind of contest. Pixar latest film, Toy Story 4, was a critically acclaimed guaranteed mega-hit that was sure to sweep the box […]

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Water Cooler: Midsommar, Yesterday, Child’s Play, Toy Story 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dead to Me, Awake, New Coke, Spirited Away, The Perfection, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Water Cooler: Midsommar, Yesterday, Child’s Play, Toy Story 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dead to Me, Awake, New Coke, Spirited Away, The Perfection, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
On the June 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: […]

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