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11:33 pm - 03/13/2011

Miyazaki shorts playing at Carnegie Hall!

"Why is there so much excitement at Carnegie Hall today?
Because we've just announced that we will exclusively screen two short animated films—House Hunting and Mon Mon the Water Spider—by Academy Award–winning Japanese animator and director Hayao Miyazaki in Zankel Hall on March 26.....

......As visually stunning as all of Miyazaki's work (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away), the screenings of House Hunting and Mon Mon the Water Spider mark the first time that these two 2006 films have been shown outside Japan.
If you're in New York, if you love Miyazaki's work, and if you are unlikely to visit Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, this is your best chance of ever seeing these two films.
There will be two screenings on March 26, the first at 6:30 PM and the second at 8:30 PM. Tickets are available now!"

About the Screening

The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka was founded in 2001 to celebrate, preserve, and introduce people of all ages to the techniques and culture of traditional hand-drawn animation. Each month in its specially designed Saturn Theater, the Ghibli Museum screens one of the eight short animated films specially created for the museum by Studio Ghibli. These short films can only be seen at the Ghibli Museum. In cooperation with Carnegie Hall and as part of the JapanNYC festival, the Ghibli Museum has made a special exception to its policy to allow two of these films, Yado-Sagashi (House Hunting) and Mizugumo Monmon (Mon Mon the Water Spider), to be screened in New York City in Zankel Hall. Neither of these films, written and directed by Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, have ever been seen outside of Japan.

Both of these short animated films share a common feature in that they do not make use of spoken dialogue to convey their story or theme. Each represents in its own way two divergent thematic and stylistic characteristics of Japanese art and culture: the indigenous traditional culture of Japanese folk art, and the more elaborate and refined art influenced by borrowings from foreign cultures. Yado-Sagashi employs a bold and somewhat simplified style and owes much to the influence of manga, including the use of visual representation of sound effects. Mizugumo Mon Mon is more Western-influenced, both in its style of depiction and in its story and theme. Both are excellent representations of the very best of the art of Japanese hand-drawn animation.

This is a one-time special screening event in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC festival. The Ghibli Museum has advised that all requests for further screenings outside of the Ghibli Museum in Japan must regrettably be declined.

-- of me finding this out (it's kinda old news, but I checked and there was no post!), there are still a lot of tickets available for at least the 6:30 show, since I just bought mine. I imagine the 8:30 will be more crowded? The site to buy tickets (for the 6:30 show) is: HERE

kinda pissed about them declining requests to show the ghibli museum's other films here in the US, but I can see their point. I would much rather just get there someday :)

ruggio 14th-Mar-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
awhile ago they were considering putting their shorts on youtube starting with miyazaki's next one. i hope they go through with that!

wish i could go :(
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 04:56 am (UTC)
I wish they would put them online too. I know how many people would love to see them. The fanbase is loyal enough to get them to finally get Nausicaa on blu-ray, so I know they'd jump at that chance.
rainbow_yarn 14th-Mar-2011 06:04 am (UTC)
Ugh, I wish so much that they'd do that. I got to see one when I was in Japan; it was soooo cute and I want to see it again. ;___;
valentinekent 14th-Mar-2011 03:48 am (UTC)
sort of ot but does anyone know where i can get the borrower arrietty either to purchase with english subtitles or if that's not available, if there's a download anywhere?

i searched amazon, ebay, etc. nada :(
ruggio 14th-Mar-2011 03:56 am (UTC)
it's not out on dvd anywhereyet

it'll be about in some country by summer though and by then a new ghibli movie will be in theaters!
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Any Ghibli is on topic! I wish it was out on blu-ray already, but like the other person said, not quite yet :(
visualkeiisdrag 14th-Mar-2011 03:53 am (UTC)
I kinda wanna go.
gossipgyaru 14th-Mar-2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Needs more Totoro sequel.

Fuck, I found out in advance when that was gonna play at the museum and was gonna go with a friend and when we picked a date I went to Lawson to get tickets and they were all sold out. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. IT. WAS. PLAYING.

soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 04:55 am (UTC)
God that would drive me nuts!! Mei and the Kittenbus?
gossipgyaru 14th-Mar-2011 04:58 am (UTC)
YES. ;o;
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 05:03 am (UTC)
i've always wanted to see that one in particular :(
yuui1010 14th-Mar-2011 04:26 am (UTC)
new works?
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 04:56 am (UTC)
Decided on getting tickets for 8:30 instead of 6:30 since I could get kinda in the middle of the second row :x

So excited!
yourxstardust 14th-Mar-2011 05:01 am (UTC)
It is SO worth going to the museum if you are in Japan and a Miyazaki fan. The website even has instructions on how to buy tickets from the conbini so it's no problem!

I went last year, and we saw the "chu-zumo" short I think it was called... about the sumo-wrestling mice. I WAS SO ADORABLE OMG. I wish I had bought the dvd in the gift shop now. I wish there would be a shorts collection DVD release.
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Aww that sounds amazing. I watched a documentary about the museum and it honestly just looks like the most charming place. I've wanted to go forever, but if I ever get the chance to go to Japan it's definitely #1 on my list. I'm glad you had a good time :)
kiku_cha8_8 14th-Mar-2011 07:52 am (UTC)
i love ghibli ;~~; wish i could go
spread 14th-Mar-2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
I remember a while back (like 2005-2006 or some shit), I think it was on TCM/Turner Classic Movies did like a month of Miyazaki films.
It was like the best month of my life, I fell in love with Miyazaki all over again.
And it made me fall in love with "Porco Rosso", it use to be one of my least favorite from Miyazaki but after watching it on TV in the comfort of my room.
Now it's easily in my top 5, and I can't wait for "Porco Rosso 2".
soil_soil 14th-Mar-2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
omg yes! I love when there are miyazaki marathons like that. usually around his birthday IFC or one of those weird networks does something, but it always makes me happy to see. I feel the same about Porco too. I used to just think it was cool, but I'm really excited for a direct sequel :)
sumeriko 15th-Mar-2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
OMG. I wish I am at NYC..
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