Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2019
Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute.
If there's one thing Brisbanites like, it's watching Studio Ghibli films. Understandably, a whole heap of cinemas around town have been happy to obliged, hosting their own events dedicated to the Japanese animation house. The Elizabeth Picture Theatre joined in last year, and it was such a hit that the venue is brought the film festival back for two more seasons. Now, it's bringing the whole thing back in 2019 as well.
Screening twice a week from the end of February until August — on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and Sunday afternoons at 4pm, to be specific — fans will get yet another chance to catch Studio Ghibli's gorgeous features on the big screen. Yes, you should make like a moving castle to see Howl's Moving Castle this time. And yes, you'll feel like you've been Spirited Away once again.
Other highlights include Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of Fireflies, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Whisper of the Heart and Porco Rosso— plus the more recent Ponyo, When Marnie Was There and The Wind Rises as well. If you've missed these films in their limited cinema runs or fest appearances in the past, consider this your chance to catch up (and at only $12 per session).
Updated May 13.
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