As part of their tribute to Hiyao Miyazaki, the Lone Star Film Society will present Kiki's Delivery Service. A young witch uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film—a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. (Dr. Marc Hairston will provide an introduction to the screening.)
After the screening, there will be a special gallery conversation and activity focusing on ideas and sensitivities shared by Miyazaki's films and highlighting certain works of art as well as aspects of the Modern's Tadao Ando-designed building (admission included with film ticket). Also, enjoy Ramune sodas, Kusugai candies, face painting and special activities in the Modern's Grand Lobby. Shop for adorable child-sized manga costume in the Modern Shop or wear a manga costume of your own design. Create an anime "selfie" in the Modern Shop agagainst an anime backdrop.
The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW joins the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in celebrating the art of Japanese film director, animator, mangaka, illustrator, producer, and screenwriter, Hayao Miyasaki. Throughout a career that has spanned six decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and brilliant creator of anime feature films. Along with Isao Takahata, he co-founded Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese film and animation studio. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park and American director Steven Spielberg. He is considered one of the most popular and influential animators in the history of cinema.