Detroit Film Theatre

Saturday Animation Club: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

Saturday, April 26, 2014

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Japan/2005—directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Howl’s Moving Castle was the second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards®. English language version. (114 min.)
“A richly inventive and enchanting delight.”  -Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
“A moveable feast of delights.” –Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“A stunning example of pure, disorienting dream logic that cinema provides all too rarely.” –Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York