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Ghibli Screenings for Children at the Barbican

Date: 2006 June 08 15:11

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Ghibli fans with children will be pleased to hear about the Barbican screening's of three Ghibli films for an anime season. For three weeks, their Saturday specials will be:

Saturday 1 July - My Neighbour Totoro U, 11.00am
Saturday 8 July - Kiki's Delivery Service U, 11.00am
Saturday 15 July - Spirited Away PG, 11.00am

Please note that adults will have to be accompanied by children, so otaku parents this is an event to take your children to!

Studio Ghibli films always look fantastic on the big screen, and are worth watching and are enjoyable for Children and adults alike.
It's not clear from the release if the movies will be screened in English, or in Japanese with subtitles. We believe since the target audience for these screenings are 5 to 11 year olds, then chances are it will be dubbed in English.

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Press release as follows:

Family Film Club

July 2006, Barbican Cinema

Box Office: 0845 120 7550

The Family Film Club, now in its 22nd year, is an event for children and their families to discover films from around the world. Children between the age of five and eleven engage in the complimentary Saturday Special workshops and other activities gathered around a monthly theme.

July’s theme is Japanimation, which features three of Studio Ghibli's best loved animated titles.

Saturday 1 July My Neighbour Totoro U, 11.00am

Movie Trolley, 10.30am

Saturday 8 July Kiki's Delivery Service U, 11.00am

Movie Trolley, 10.30am

Saturday 15 July Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) PG, 11.00am

Saturday Special: Anime special, 10.00am

Films rated PG are more suitable for older children.

My Neighbour Totoro U

A gentle, animated fantasy set in 1950s rural Japan. Two young girls move to the country and discover the spirits of the forest and the magical power of nature. This warm depiction of day-to-day family life made the cuddly Totoro famous in Japan!

Japan 1988 Dir. Hayao Miyazaki 87 min.

Kiki's Delivery Service

The beautifully drawn story of Kiki, a thirteen year-old witch, who leaves home for a year with her flying broomstick and talking cat, and discovers her real talents.

Japan 1989 Dir. Hayao Miyazaki 102 min

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) PG

Ten year old Chihiro’s family take a short cut through the forest and end up in the Land of Spirits. When her parents are turned into pigs, she has to rescue them and enters a strange, beautiful world full of magical creatures.
Japan 2001 Dir. Hayao Miyazaki 125 min.

Listings information:

Membership costs £7.50 a year for the whole family (up to 6 people)

Members pay only £2.50 in advance or £3 on the day.
Non-members pay £4.50.

Workshops and movie trolleys are free with cinema ticket.
Tickets cost the same for children and adults.

No unaccompanied adults allowed.

FFC is open to all 5 – 11 year olds and their families.

The nearest Underground station is Barbican

Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.

Source: Barbican Family Film Club
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