Limited theatrical run will include an intro by Griffin McElroy and a preview of Weathering with You
2002's Spirited Away will be the film series's late October offering, telling the story of young Chihiro working to rescue herself and her family from a strange world of spirits and demons. The Academy Award-winning film will have showtimes for both subbed and dubbed screenings during its three-day run.
The screening will feature an exclusive intro by My Brother, My Brother and Me co-host and good podcasting boy Griffin McElroy. Viewers will also get a sneak preview of your name. director Makoto Shinkai's latest film, Weathering with You.
The official synopsis from the film series:
Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastical spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, “Spirited Away” became a worldwide smash hit, and is one the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.
Showings will take place Sunday, October 27 at 12:55 pm (dubbed); Monday, October 28 at 7:00 pm (subtitled); and Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm (dubbed). Check the Fathom Events website for a participating theater near you.
Two more films are left in this year's GHIBLI FEST: Princess Mononoke (November 17/18/20) and The Tale of Princess Kaguya (December 16/18).
Source: Fathom Events
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