Anime in the Spotlight: Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata (1935- ), alongside Hayao Miyazaki, is one of the founding directors of Studio Ghibli, the anime studio that is best known in America.  He began his career at Toei Animation on a whim and soon began working as an animator, assistant director, and full director before moving on to other anime studios, including A Production, Nippon Animation, and Tokyo Movie Shinsha.  He eventually began working with Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli, where he has worked since 1985 and recently released the film The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013).

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New Titles- March 31

Feature Films

12yearsaslave

12 Years a Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

gravity

Gravity

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit.

spellbound

Spellbound

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

TV Series

alice

Alice

Everything you know about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.

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