“What a moveable feast of delights.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“There is giggling, belly-laughing, and gasping to be done watching HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE.” - Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture

Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m. | Sophie works at her late father’s hat shop and lives an uneventful life, until she befriends the wizard Howl. When the malevolent Witch of Waste learns of their relationships, she curses Sophie, transforming her into an old woman. Determined to break the spell, Sophie, Howl, and a collection of enchanting creatures embark on an imaginative and magical adventure. A delightful, Academy Award-nominated fairytale, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is a beguiling journey of love, identity, and redemption that requires the big-screen experience.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best Animated Feature, Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Animated Feature, Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Annie Awards

Scored by Hisaishi: One of the most celebrated Japanese composers of our time, Joe Hisaishi has worked with revered director and animator Hayao Miyazaki since 1984, having written scores for 10 of Miyazaki’s films. His compositions fuse minimalist and classical sensibilities with whimsical energy to create scores that are simultaneously timeless and modern, and always a welcome sound to accompany Miyazaki’s sights. In collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who hosts the artist for Hisaishi Conducts Hisaishi June 27 through June 30, the Film Center presents five of our favorite films featuring his compositions. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu