Don't Miss Your Chance to See Studio Ghibli Movies on Screen

Apr 30 at 2pm

By Wendy Steiner 

Starting Thursday May 1, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is hosting a retrospective of some of the best Studio Ghibli films. There's a good chance you've seen Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro, but these imaginative animated films are even more beautiful when viewed on a big screen. 

Most of the movies will be shown with English subtitles, which is great because listening to Kirsten Dunst voice act a young Japanese witch can be very distracting. The Studio Ghibli program runs through June 1, with a dubbed English language version screening every Sunday, if you go in for that sort of thing.

Tickets will be $10, or $8 for seniors, students, and teachers. If you're a YBCA member, you get in free. YBCA's box office is open Tuesday through Sunday or you can buy tickets here. Here's the full schedule:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

Thu, May 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sat, May 3, 5 p.m.

Whisper of the Heart by Yoshifumi Kondo

Sat, May 3, 7:30 p.m. and Sun, May 4, 3:30 p.m.

Kiki's Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki

Sun, May 4, 1 p.m.

Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki

Thu, May 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat, May 10, 4:30 p.m.

The Cat Returns by Hiroyuki Morita

Sat, May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun, May 11, 3:30 p.m.

Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki

Sun, May 11, 1 p.m.

Pom Poko by Isao Takahata

Thu, May 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sat, May 17, 5 p.m.

Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sun, May 18, 3 p.m.

My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki

Sun, May 18, 1 p.m.

Grave of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata

Thu, May 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sat, May 24, 5:30 p.m.

Only Yesterday by Isao Takahata

Sat, May 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sun, May 25, 3:30 p.m.

Howl's Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki

Sun, May 25, 1 p.m.

Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki

Thu, May 29, 7:30 PM and Sat, May 31, 5 PM

Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 31, 7:30 p.m. and Sun, Jun 1, 3 p.m.

From Up on Poppy Hill by Goro Miyazaki

Sun, Jun 1, 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of YBCA

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