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May 12, 2012 8:00 pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States
Spirited Away

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Spirited Away¬†is a 2001 Japanese¬†animated¬†fantasy-adventure film¬†written and directed by¬†Hayao Miyazaki¬†and produced by¬†Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, becomes trapped in an¬†alternate reality¬†that is inhabited by spirits and monsters.¬†After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s¬†bathhouse¬†to find a way to free herself and her parents and escape back to the human world.¬†Rotten Tomatoes¬†ranked¬†Spirited Away¬†as the thirteenth-best animated film on the site.¬†In 2005, it was ranked as the twelfth-best animated film of all time by¬†IGN.¬†The film is also ranked #9 of the highest-rated movies of all time on¬†Metacritic; being the highest rated traditionally animated film on the site. The film ranked #10 in¬†Empire¬†magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010. (8:00PM)

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