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IFC Center In NYC Screening Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli Films Until December 20

By December 11, 2012

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For a limited time, the IFC Center in New York City, at 323 6th Avenue on West 3rd Street, is screening a great many of the films from the Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli catalog.

Most, if not all, of the films in question have been released in English on home video, but there's little question one of the best ways to see these films -- among the best of anime -- is to catch them in a theater. This opportunity doesn't arise often, so if you're in the area, go grab it when you can.

Among the films playing are:

For capsule summaries of the other movies listed here, see our feature, The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

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December 13, 2012 at 2:16 am
(1) Joseph Petek says:

You know, I was just looking at your list of Ghibli films that was linked at the bottom of this article, and I have to say I disagree in many cases with which films you “starred” as being especially recommended. For instance, I thought Laputa was possibly Miyazaki’s weakest film, other than perhaps Castle of Cagliostro, which wasn’t actually Ghibli. On the other hand, you didn’t star Porco Rosso or Howl’s Moving Castle, which to me were two of his strongest. Some of the others are closer to call for me, but I would probably star Whisper of the Heart and Unstar Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Not really a big deal, especially since they’re all so good anyway. But it’s interesting to see what other people consider to be the better and the worse films.

BTW, I had no idea Mamoru Hosoda was originally slated to direct Howl’s. Very interesting. Makes me wonder what the film would have looked like if he hadn’t dropped out.

December 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm
(2) anime.guide@about.com says:

Thanks for the notes! I’m inclined to agree about “Whisper of the Heart”, so I plan on giving the list a revisitation in the new year and changing the recommendations up a bit to match the recent spate of re-releases.

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