Japan, 1988, 86 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Rated G, GKIDS, Japanese with English subtitles
"Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
On countless lists of best films for children, this timeless classic is perfect for kids and adults alike. My Neighbor Totoro is a fantastical walk in the woods. Nestled in the Japanese countryside in a new and unfamiliar town, two young sisters meet enchanted dust bunnies and mythical beings while their father cares for their ailing mother. The girls first meet a small Totoro that leads them into the thicket of magical creatures that include the titular Totoro himself and a ride on the Cat Bus. As he is wont to do, Miyazaki imbues his protagonists with the utmost humanity in even the most fantastic of circumstances. Legendary critic Roger Ebert said it best: "Awe-inspiring and enchanting...Whenever I watch it, I smile, and smile, and smile." This film is suitable for ages 5 and up.
Beloved classics and new favorites for the whole family to enjoy! Family Day on Aragon takes place every second Saturday and Sunday and is hosted by the Coral Gables Museum, Books & Books and the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Check with our Aragon neighbors for information on activities taking place at their venues. Tickets to these films are $5 general admission and include a free popcorn and soda.