July 27, 2017
When Marnie Was There
On August 17 we will be screening “When Marnie Was There,” directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, in 2015 for Studio Ghibli. Like last year’s screening of “Secret of Kells,” this is part of the Planet Cinema series we’re sharing with our colleagues in the Museums and Cultural Programs division of City of Austin Parks and Recreation. And like last year’s screening, it promises to be a delightful and beautiful experience. It will be screened either indoors or outdoors, depending on weather. The series is curated by Ausitn’s beloved film curator Chale Nafus. Admission is free and kids are welcome! See you then!
“When Marnie Was There”, 2015.
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, PG
Anna is a very lonely foster child, talented in drawing, but incapable of making friends. Her “aunt” sends the young girl to live with family friends in a coastal village with hopes of easing her asthma attacks. In her wanderings she discovers a mansion where a girl named Marnie lives. Soon they are best friends who share secrets and adventures.