Scored by Hisaishi

June 22–26


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, including an encore of the Academy Award-winning THE BOY AND THE HERON, which recently concluded its historic 15-week run at the Film Center.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra


This series is eligible for the Siskel Summer Pass! Get a month of unlimited movies anytime this summer.