6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Thursday, January 26 – 7:30 PM
New 35mm Print! 20th Anniversary! PORCO ROSSO, 1992, Studio Ghibli, 94 min. This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure - a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. Set in a mid-WWII Italy swept by fascism, the film follows Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned-bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into that of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army and an egotistical American flying ace. Japan’s highest grossing film of 1992! In Japanese with English subtitles. [35mm]
Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4SyyLJKmUk&feature=related

Official Website: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events

Added by AmericanCinematheque on December 30, 2011