SANTA MONICA — American Cinematheque will present “A Weekend with Studio Ghibli” from Sept. 15 to 18 at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.
Founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli is one of the most successful and respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators and storytellers under the leadership of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli makes films that are praised for their originality, dazzling visuals and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture and garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
There will be two evening double features and one matinee for kids. Films are in Japanese with English subtitles except “My Neighbor Totoro,” which is dubbed. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.