Good news for those who appreciate the legendary works of the famed Japanese Studio Ghibli. At least for those living in the Netherlands or willing to make trip over that is. Coming March "Melkweg", the popular Amsterdam based music and film venue that normally brings concerts of bands like Coldplay and N*E*R*D, will transform itself into Ghibli heaven with a special dedicated Studio Ghibli retrospective. Not only will numerous works of maestros Miyazaki Hayao and and Takahata Isao be screened on their big screen, the studio's latest creation "Karigurashi no Arrietty" by Yonebayashi Hiromasa will have its Dutch pre premiere there as well.
Furthermore, Melkweg will be displaying a part of the original Japanese Studio Ghibli poster collection of GhibliWorld.com editor-in-chief & ScreenAnarchy writer Peter van der Lugt (indeed, none other than myself). All in all, reason enough to be there, but for those not fully convinced yet: take a look at the programme.
Studio Ghibli Retrospective - Screening Programme:
- Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) - March 9 19:00
- Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) - March 11, 12, 19, 26 and 30 7:00 P.M.
- Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) - Thursday March 10, Sunday March 13 7:00 P.M.
- Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Pompoko) - Sunday March 13 7:00 P.M.
- Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso) - Monday March 14, Tuesday March 15 7:00 P.M.
- Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) - Wednesday March 16 7:00 P.M.
- Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) - Wednesday March 16, Wednesday March 23 7:00 P.M.
- Gedo Senki (Earthsea) - Thursday March 17 7:00 P.M.
- Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky) - Friday March 18, Sunday March 27 7:00 P.M.
- Sen to Chihiro no Kamikashi (Spirited Away) - Sunday March 20, Thursday March 24 7:00 P.M.
- Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Tototoro) - Monday March 21, Tuesday March 22 7:00 P.M.
- Neko no Ongaeshi (The Cat Returns) - Wednesday March 23, Wednesday March 30 7:00 P.M.
- Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo) - Sunday March 27 7:00 P.M.
- Mimi wo Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart) - Monday March 28, Tuesday March 29 7:00 P.M.