Synopsis: Double Feature: SPIRITED AWAY 125 min. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge.
PORCO ROSSO, 94 min. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Set in a mid WWII Italy swept by fascism, the film follows Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into that of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army and an egotistical American flying ace. In Japanese with English subtitles.