Howl’s Moving Castle

Thursday, December 7

1 hour 59 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center

A gorgeous romantic fantasy that deserves its place in this Studio Ghibli retrospective. Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. "You will find yourself floating, buoyed up by [Miyazaki's] gentleness, his visual exuberance, and his unshowy intelligence and emotional literacy" –The Guardian.

2:45pm - Dubbed in English
7pm - In Japanese with English subtitles

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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