Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

September 29, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 7 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Registration has reached full capacity. A wait list for standby entry will be offered at the Box Office starting one hour prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is not guaranteed and will be determined by management.

This intimate, revealing NHK documentary portrait of Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) follows the tireless animator from his announced semi-retirement in 2013 through his decision to develop Boro the Caterpillar, an animated short originally intended for the Ghibli Museum, into his final feature film. An enthusiastic talker full of self-deprecating witticisms and strong opinions about nearly everything, Miyazaki proves himself to be an endlessly fascinating subject, offering generous access to his creative process and life philosophy as he struggles to work out ideas while using CGI for the first time.

2017, 70 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kaku Arakawa.

This is a free screening. Tickets can be reserved at the Japan Society Box Office in person or online at (limit two per customer).

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This screening was organized with the cooperation of NHK WORLD.

  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 7:00 pm