My Neighbor Totoro
Often regarded as one of the best children’s films ever created, Hayao Miyazaki’s watercolor ode to childhood imagination is both a delightful, exhilarating adventure and nuanced portrait of youth, innocence, and growth.
To be closer to their mother who is bedridden in a rural hospital, Satsuki and Mei move with their father to a remote village in the countryside, only to discover that the countryside is home to a family of gentle creatures that take these young girls on a magical new journey. A welcome change from the usual Hollywood kids’ film, which often pits children against adults, My Neighbor Totoro explores the beautiful depths of this bond, and the mysteries children face as they confront death and sadness, wonder and excitement, and the idea of a future in a world they are just beginning to understand.
The English dubbed version will play as part of our kids’ show on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19 at 10am. The Japanese version with English subtitles will play as part of our Big Screen Classics season on Monday, January 24 at 7pm.
In a nod to both the Coolidge's long track record of showcasing innovative, boundary-pushing works of film art as well as the start of construction on our expanded space, the theme of this year’s Big Screen Classics series will be Groundbreaking Films! We look forward to sharing more information about our expansion project throughout the year and hope you will join us for one or more of this year's Big Screen Classics the way they were meant to be seen -- on the big screen!