Japan, 2008, 101 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Rated G, GKIDS, Japanese with English subtitles
"Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The sweetly poetic fairy tale Ponyo, Hayao Miyazaki’s ninth animated feature film, is a delightful spin on Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. Ponyo is a magical and visually enthralling children's story, a joy for all ages, and marks another milestone in Miyazaki's career. Perfect for audiences of all ages, it centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film. 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.