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MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO – GKIDS Animated World

G  |  1 hour 26 minutes

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who move to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on his own childhood imaginings, Hayao Miyazaki directs this superbly animated children’s tale about humankind’s relationship with the Earth, from legendary Japanese animation team at Studio Ghibli.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By

Hayao Miyazaki

Written By

Hayao Miyazaki

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DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS

85 min | NR
Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new DRAGON BALL Z feature film in seventeen years! After the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. An original work from Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, BATTLE OF GODS is an exciting new adventure for DBZ fans everywhere.

 

Directed By
Masahiro Hosoda

Written By
Yusuke Watanabe, Akira Toriyama (manga)

Cast Includes
Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas

Official Site
http://dragonballz.com

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DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS

85 min | NR
Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new DRAGON BALL Z feature film in seventeen years! After the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. An original work from Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, BATTLE OF GODS is an exciting new adventure for DBZ fans everywhere.

 

Directed By
Masahiro Hosoda

Written By
Yusuke Watanabe, Akira Toriyama (manga)

Cast Includes
Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas

Official Site
http://dragonballz.com

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ELEANOR’S SECRET – GKIDS Animated World

80 min | NR
From Academy Award nominated director Dominique Monfery, ELEANOR’S SECRET is a sumptuously animated tale about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. The story follows Nat, a young boy with fond memories of the stories his eccentric Aunt Eleanor would read to him, but frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. A beautifully designed adventure in which a boy’s new–found ability to read sets his imagination free, the film features characters from classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By
Dominique Monfery

Written By
Anik Leray, Alexandre Reverend, Murielle Canta

Language
English Cast Includes
Payl Bandey, Pascal Berger, Lorent Deutsch

Official Site
www.gkidsfilms.com/eleanor/

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RETURN TO HOMS – Eye on World Issues

87 min | NR
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, RETURN TO HOMS is an intimate look at the Syrian citizens who challenged everything and everyone to demand freedom. As the army acts ever more brutally and their city is transformed into a ghost town, two friends rally a group of brave but inexperienced insurgents determined to help captive civilians get out of the city. Primal and visceral, this extraordinary film dives into the reality of the Syrian resistance with a frenzied immediacy, capturing the dreaded rite of passage of two friends and a haunting battle cry for justice.

 

Directed By
Talal Derki

Language
Arabic with English subtitles

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DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS

85 min | NR
Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new DRAGON BALL Z feature film in seventeen years! After the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. An original work from Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, BATTLE OF GODS is an exciting new adventure for DBZ fans everywhere.

 

Directed By
Masahiro Hosoda

Written By
Yusuke Watanabe, Akira Toriyama (manga)

Cast Includes
Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas

Official Site
http://dragonballz.com

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ERNEST & CELESTINE – GKIDS Animated World

84 min | PG13
Based on the classic Belgian book series and winner of France’s Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature, ERNEST & CELESTINE joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer  – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By
Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner

Written By
Daniel Pennac, Gabrielle Vincent (book)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti

Official Site
www.gkids.tv/ernest/

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MANON LESCAUT – Royal Opera House

180 min | NR
This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a highly anticipated new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role of Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut.

 

Directed By
Jonathan Kent

Written By
Giacomo Puccini (composer)

Language
Italian with English subtitles

Cast Includes
Kristine Opolais, Christopher Maltman, Jonas Kaufmann

Official Site
http://www.Screenvision.com/ROH

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TALES OF THE NIGHT – GKIDS Animated World

84 min | NR
Renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot weaves together six exotic fables in TALES OF THE NIGHT, with each gorgeously animated segment unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. A hit at its initial Berlin Film Festival premiere, TALES OF THE NIGHT film extends the shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s PRINCES & PRINCESSES, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds, bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns to create a stunning diorama-like effect.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
Gaslamp 15: Saturday @ 11AM; Tuesday @ 1PM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By
Michel Ocelot

Written By
Michel Ocelot

Language
English

Cast Includes
Julien Beramis, Marine Griset, Michael Elias

Official Site
www.gkidsfilms.com/tales/

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A CAT IN PARIS – GKIDS Animated World

70 min | PG
This beautifully hand-drawn, Oscar nominated caper follows a young girl named Zoe and her cat Dino, who leads a double life assisting a skilled burglar in the shadowy alleyways of Paris. The cat’s two worlds collide when Zoe falls into the hands of a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. A CAT IN PARIS is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, steals the show with little more than a swish of the tail and quiet mew.

 

Directed By
Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol

Written By
Alain Gagnol

Awards
Academy Award nominee Best Animated Feature Film

Language
English

Cast Includes
Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, Matthew Modine

Official Site
www.catinparis.com/