A press release from Disney reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki will be present at the June 6 debut of Howl’s Moving Castle at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Producer Toshio Suzuki and actors Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Jean Simmons, and Emily Mortimer are also scheduled to attend. (via Nausicaa.net)
Nausicaa.net is reporting a Studio Ghibli film festival running from June 2 to June 30 at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. Nearly every Studio Ghibli film will be screened, including Howl’s Moving Castle. Details and scheduling information is available at the film festival web site.
Howl’s Moving Castle is an anomaly. It’s a film that is at once beautiful, artistic, and stunning and yet also pandering, silly and naïve. Parts of it are as inspired and surreal as Spirited Away, others are jarringly dull. Sometimes the plot flows forward as engagingly as Mononoke, at other times it grows stilted, simplistic, […]