STUDIO GHIBLI FILM FESTIVAL comes to The Frida Cinema July 8 through July 21!



From Castle in the Sky (1986) to When Marnie was There (2014), the films of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli have captured the imagination, swept international awards, and boosted the Japanese film industry, with eight Ghibli titles among the 15 highest-grossing films made in Japan.  From July 8 – 21, The Frida Cinema presents twenty of the studio’s most celebrated works on stunning new digital restorations, complemented by an Art Show dedicated to the films of Studio Ghibli curated by Santa Ana-based vintage store and DIY music venue Top Acid.



(Click film title for advance tickets, trailer, and film information.)
All Films Will be Presented in their original Japanese language, with English subtitles.

Friday, July 8
5:00pm – Castle in the Sky
8:00pm – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Saturday, July 9
11:00am – Howl’s Moving Castle
2:00pm – My Neighbor Totoro
4:00pm – Tales from Earthsea
4:00pm – 10:00pm – Top Acid Art Show Tribute to Studio Ghibli
6:30pm – Spirited Away
9:00pm – Princess Mononoke

Sunday, July 10
11:00am – Ponyo
1:30pm – Secret World of Arrietty
3:30pm – Porco Rosso
6:00pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service
8:30pm – Grave of the Fireflies

Monday, July 11
5:00pm – Tale of Princess Kaguya 
8:00pm – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Tuesday, July 12
5:30pm – My Neighbors the Yamadas
8:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle 

Wednesday, July 13
5:00pm – When Marnie was There
7:30pm – Spirited Away

Thursday, July 14
5:30pm – The Wind Rises
8:00pm – My Neighbor Totoro

Friday, July 15
5:30pm – When Marnie was There
8:00pm – Spirited Away

Saturday, July 16
12:00pm – Grave of the Fireflies
2:30pm – Ponyo
5:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle
8:00pm – Castle in the Sky

Sunday, July 17
11:00am – My Neighbor Totoro
1:30pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service
5:00pm – Porco Rosso
7:30pm – The Cat Returns

Monday, July 18
5:30pm – From Up on Poppy Hill
7:30pm – Kiki’s Delivery Service

Tuesday, July 19
5:30pm – Tales from Earthsea
8:00pm – Castle in the Sky

Wednesday, July 20
5:30pm – Only Yesterday
8:00pm – Howl’s Moving Castle

Thursday, July 21
5:30pm – Grave of the Fireflies
8pm – Princess Mononoke


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä)                                            © 1984 Studio Ghibli – H

Castle in the Sky (Tenku no Shiro Laputa)                                                                                    © 1986 Studio Ghibli

My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)                                                                                           © 1988 Studio Ghibli

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)                                                            © Akiyuki Nosaka / Shinchosha, 1988

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyubin)                                                  © 1989 Eiko Kadono – Studio Ghibli – N

Only Yesterday (Omoide Poroporo)                                   © 1991 Hotaru Okamoto – Yuko Tone – Studio Ghibli – NH

Porco Rosso (Kurenai no Buta)                                                                                            © 1992 Studio Ghibli – NN

The Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru)                                                            © 1993 Saeko Himuro – Studio Ghibli – N

Pom Poko (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko)                                          © 1994 Hatake Jimusho – Studio Ghibli – NH

Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo Sumaseba)                                    © 1995 Aoi Hiiragi / Shueisha – Studio Ghibli – NH

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime)                                                                                 © 1997 Studio Ghibli – ND

My Neighbors the Yamadas (Ho-hokekyo Tonari no Yamada kun) © 1999 Hisaichi Ishii – Hatake Jimusho – Studio Ghibli – NHD

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)                                                            © 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM

The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi)                                                  © 2002 Nekonote-Do – Studio Ghibli – NDHMT 

the GHIBLIES episode 2                                                                                        © 2002 TS – Studio Ghibli – NDHMT

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro)                                                             © 2004 Studio Ghibli – NDDMT

Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki)                                                                              © 2006 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMT

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Gake no Ue no Ponyo)                                               © 2008 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMT

Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty)                                                                                © 2010 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTW

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokurikozaka Kara) © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi – Tetsuro Sayama – Studio Ghibli – NDHDMT

The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)                                                                                 © 2013 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTK

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) © 2013 Hatake Jimusho – Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTK

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)                                                           © 2014 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTK

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