Studio Ghibli Film Festival comes to Santa Ana


Didn’t get a chance to see Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke in a full-fledged theater? Well, now is your chance. Coming to The Frida Theater in Santa Ana, CA, from July 8th to the 21st, twenty films will be shown over the course of two weeks featuring many of the works of famed director Hayao Miyazaki. Along with Studio Ghibli’s films, there will also be a special presentation of Akira as well as an art show featuring local artist with works inspired by Studio Ghibli.

I’m really excited for this festival. It is a good chance for me to see a few of  Miyazaki’s movies that I may have not seen yet, and I get to see them in a movie theater rather than just at home. The venue is also located in a really cool area with neat shops and great spots to eat.

You can see the full festival lineup below, and I hope to see you there.

Friday, July 8
5:00pm – Castle in the Sky
8:00pm – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Saturday, July 9
11:00am – Howl’s Moving Castle
2:00pm – My Neighbor Totoro
4:00pm – Tales from Earthsea
4:00pm – 10:00pm – Top Acid Art Show Tribute to Studio Ghibli
6:30pm – Spirited Away
9:00pm – Princess Mononoke

Sunday, July 10
11:00am – Ponyo
1:30pm – Secret World of Arrietty
3:30pm – Porco Rosso
6:00pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service
8:30pm – Grave of the Fireflies

Monday, July 11
5:00pm – Tale of Princess Kaguya
8:00pm – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Tuesday, July 12
5:30pm – My Neighbors the Yamadas
8:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle

Wednesday, July 13
5:00pm – When Marnie was There
7:30pm – Spirited Away

Thursday, July 14
5:30pm – The Wind Rises
8:00pm – My Neighbor Totoro

Friday, July 15
5:30pm – When Marnie was There
8:00pm – Spirited Away
11:00pm – Akira

Saturday, July 16
12:00pm – Grave of the Fireflies
2:30pm – Ponyo
5:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle
8:00pm – Castle in the Sky

Sunday, July 17
11:00am – My Neighbor Totoro
1:30pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service
5:00pm – Porco Rosso
7:30pm – The Cat Returns

Monday, July 18
5:30pm – From Up on Poppy Hill
7:30pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service

Tuesday, July 19
5:30pm – Whisper of the Heart
8:00pm – Castle in the Sky

Wednesday, July 20
5:30pm – Only Yesterday
8:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle

Thursday, July 21
5:30pm – Grave of the Fireflies
8pm – Princess Mononoke\

The Frida Theater’s Festival Page
Studio Ghibli Festival Facebook Event Page

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