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By Sarah Ward
April 22, 2018

Studio Ghibli Film Festival

Make like a moving castle and enjoy movies at their most magical.
By Sarah Ward
April 22, 2018

If there's one thing Brisbanites like, it's watching Studio Ghibli films in a cinema. In fact, over the last few years, a whole heap of cinemas around town have hosted their own celebrates dedicated to the Japanese animation house — and now, it's The Elizabeth Picture Theatre's turn.

Screening on select Thursday evenings from in May and June — on May 3, 10 and 31, plus June 14, to be specific — it's not just the flicks movie buffs know and love that's the attraction here. Fans should be jumping for joy at the chance to see some of their lesser-known efforts on a big screen. You won't be watching Spirited Away, but you will feel like you've been transported somewhere magical.

Catch Kiki's Delivery Service, From Up on Poppy Hill, My Neighbour Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies — and if you need convincing regarding the latter, we consider it an absolute masterpiece from director and studio co-founder Isao Takahata, who passed away this month. If you've missed these films in their limited cinema runs or fest appearances in the past, consider this your chance to catch up. At only $12 per session, make like a moving castle and mosey your way over there.

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