MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER

Morikami Film Series MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi DATE  Saturday, July 11, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  102 min. RELEASE DATE  2018 RATING  PG COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater From Academy Award® -nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty– comes …

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MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1

Morikami Film Series MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1 Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, and Akihiko Yamashita DATE Saturday, June 13, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  53 min. RELEASE DATE  2019 RATING  Not Rated COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award® nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) …

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LU OVER THE WALL

Morikami Film Series LU OVER THE WALL Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Masaaki Yuasa DATE  Sunday, May 10, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  107 min. RELEASE DATE  2017 RATING  Not Rated COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel …

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SHOPLIFTERS

Morikami Film Series SHOPLIFTERS Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu DATE  Friday, April 24, 2020 TIME  7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6pm) RUN TIME  121 min. RELEASE DATE  2018 RATING  R COST  $7 (members $5) LOCATION  Morikami Theater On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a …

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WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW

Morikami Film Series WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Kōji Masunari & Masaaki Yuasa DATE  Sunday, February 23, 2020 TIME  11:00 am (dubbed in English)    2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  136 min. RELEASE DATE  2010 RATING  Not Rated COST  $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when …

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MIRAI

Morikami Film Series MIRAI Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Mamoru Hosoda TIME 11:00 am (dubbed in English)   2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME 98 min., 2018 RATING  PG COST $5 with paid museum admission   (FREE for members as part Member Appreciation Weekend) LOCATION Morikami Theater From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named …

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FIREWORKS

Film Series FIREWORKS Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation Friday, October 4, 2019 A film by Akiyuki Shinbō & Nobuyuki Takeuchi TIME   7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6pm) RUN TIME 90 min. RELEASE DATE 2017 RATING Not Rated In Japanese, subtitled in English COST $7 (members $5) LOCATION Morikami Theater Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry …

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Kusama: Infinity

Documentary Film Screening Kusama: Infinity Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Saturday, January 25, 2020 TIME   7:00pm Discussion By Director Heather Lenz Cost $10 (members $7) Location Morikami Theater Kusama – Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Kusama – …

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Educational Programming Registration Opens

Educational Programming Registration Opens Click on the Cultural Program Tab on our website to view all of our offerings.  Special programs includes: films, lecture and presentations. 12:01AM, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Google iCalendar

The Morikami Film Series

The Morikami Film Series Co-organized by The Japan Foundation and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the new Morikami Film Series. Featuring a mix of classic films from revolutionary directors to recent contemporary films and animation, the selection will satisfy any movie lover. Online sales has ended. You can purchase tickets at the door from 6-7pm the night of the event. The film, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely …

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A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics

A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises The critically acclaimed works of Studio Ghibli has won numerous awards and recognition all over the world. This summer at the Morikami, journey into the fantastic and imaginative world of seven Studio Ghibli classics with stories that touch the heart, inspire, and make us smile. The Secret World of Arrietty– A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (95 min., Rated G) Sunday, May 12, 2019  11:00am (Dubbed in English) 2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) Discover the debut film from the Academy Award®-nominated …

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