Great Animation Events at the Cinematheque!


SPIRITED AWAY (2001, Studio Ghibli, 125 min.) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Iconic anime feature and a office smash in Japan and world-wide. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dreamlike spirit world, where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Friday, January 6 – 7:30 PM

AKIRA (1988, FUNimation, 124 min.) Directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo. In a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo swarming with violent motorcycle gangs and anti-government revolutionaries, Kaneda must stop lifelong friend Tetsuo, whose out-of-control psychic powers could destroy the city. Saturday, January 7 – 7:30 PM

OCEAN WAVES (1993, GKIDS, 72 min.) Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki. Join us for a new 4K restoration of this subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation; one of the most distinctive animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Thursday, January 12 – 7:30 PM

NEW FACES of FRENCH ANIMATION (Various, 80 min.) Join us at the Egyptian’s Spielberg screening room for some of the best short animated films from the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival: “Alison,” “Yul and the Snake,” “Tigers Tied Up In One Rope,” “Sunday Lunch,” “A Slice of the Country,” “Rhizome,” “My Home” and “In Deep Waters.” Co-presented with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Saturday, January 14 – 7:30 PM

6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles 90028
(323) 461-2020

Photo: Brian Boskind

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And, at the AERO…

THE LITTLE MERMAID Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, this musical adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale helped spark a renaissance in Disney animation and earned Oscars for Best Score and Original Song (“Under the Sea”). FREE with RSVP. Sunday, January 1, 2017 – 2:00 PM

1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica 90403
(310) 260-1528

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