Tea Time Theatre: Whisper of the Heart

(Japan/1995—directed by Yoshifumi Kondo)

Perusing books she has checked out from the library, Shizuku’s curiosity is piqued when she notices a boy’s name that appears before hers on the checkout card of each one. Through a series of magical incidents she establishes a connection to the boy – he has dreams of becoming a famous violinmaker, while she aspires to a writing career. This delicate, enchanting masterwork about the awakening of creativity was the only full-length feature completed by Yoshifumi Kondo, protégé of the great Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro), and is now regarded as one of the classics of Japanese anime. In English. Come early, all-ages tea party starts at 1 p.m.! Free admission. (111 min.)

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