Tea-Time Theatre: My Neighbor Totoro
(Japan/1988 - directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
A deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside and discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful forest spirits seen only by children. Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, one of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, is filled with fantastic creatures that children love and leaves the viewer (adult and child alike) with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world all around us. (86 min.)
To celebrate the holidays the DFT Animation Club will host elegantly silly afternoon teas in the Crystal Gallery Café. Guests will be treated to light entertainment, their choice of party hats, complimentary “tea” and a wide variety of desserts and beverages available for purchase. Tea service will begin at 1 p.m., and be followed at 2 p.m. with free screenings of animated features in the historic DIA Auditorium. All films will be shown in English language versions. For children 4-12 years of age.
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