With all the news concerning Studio Ghibli and whether or not the renowned studio will continue making movies, local Australian distributor Madman has announced a Studio Ghibli Showcase, a cinematic event showing a selection of more recent Ghibli movies alongside some of the classics. There will also be showings of documentaries focusing on Studio Ghibli.
The Studio Ghibli showcase is focusing on perhaps the two most famous directors from Ghibli. The first, obviously is Hayao Miyzaki. The second is Isao Takahata, perhaps most famous for his brutally poignant movie Grave of the Fireflies.
The idea is to show the movies that made both directors famous alongside their most recent works. Therefore My My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies will be shown alongside The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and The Wind Rises.
The screenings will be done primarily through Dendy.
Between October 9 and October 22 the showcase will be shown at Dendy Newtown in Sydney, Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Dendy Canberra, and Dendy Portside in Brisbane.
In Perth the showcase will be available to watch at Luna Leederville from November 6 until November 19 and in Adelaide it'll be shown at Palace Nova East End from November 27 until December 10. Head to Madman for more information.
The idea is to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Studio Ghibli's double release of Grave of the Fireflies and Totoro. Both movies are on opposite sides of multiple different spectra, but both are perfect examples of the power of animation. I think I'll be signing up for this.