Films and Showtimes
- Love, Actually (2003)
- The Royal Ballet presents The Nutcracker
- The Favourite
- Space Buddies (Local Film)
- Staff Picks: Perfect Blue (1997)
- Moxie Mornings
- On Stage: The Madness of George III
- Member Picks: Gilda (1946)
- Moxie Flix: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2017)
- Staff Picks: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
- The Essentials: Fish Tank (2009)
- The Essentials: Pariah (2011)
- The Essentials: Wendy and Lucy (2008)
- The Essentials: Marie Antoinette (2006)
Princess Mononoke (Drury Humanities)
- Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yûko Tanaka, Yuriko Ishida
- Director: Hayao Miyazaki
- Language(s): Japanese, English
- Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
- Rating: PG-13
- Running Time: 134 min.
Hueping Chin and Steve Carpenter will lead a post show discussion of the film Thursday April 12th at 5:30pm.
Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.
This series is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council.
Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this anime has broken a number of box office records in its native Japan. Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village.
"[Miyazaki's] visually brilliant, thematically rich fable isn't just an ambitious cartoon; it's an epic, hand-drawn in pen and ink."- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Beautifully constructed and painstakingly written, this is about as close to a perfect animated epic as you're likely to get."- Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times
"Anyone who relishes seeing the reach and scope of the genre redefined should not miss this marvelously accomplished picture."- Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"You'll see why, in animation circles, Miyazaki himself is considered one of the gods."- David Ansen, Newsweek
"Highlighted by a sparkling, translucent Forest Spirit that only emerges at night, tiny skeletal creatures with clicking swivel-heads, and a truly magical denouement, Princess Mononoke is still a formidable achievement, if not a resounding success."- Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The imagery, ranging from sublime mountain-smashing power to firefly delicacy (individual waterdrops splashing on a rock) is exuberant and intoxicating."- Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"This exotically beautiful action film features gods and demons locked in a struggle for the future of the unspoiled forest and an elaborate moral universe that Mr. Miyazaki has created."- Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Utilizing traditional hand-drawn cels and some computer-generated imagery, Miyazaki brings out the animism in this emerald vision and gives it a spaciousness rarely found even in live-action epics."- Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture