Essential Anime Heroines ACMI presents

Spirited Away

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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by magical creatures. Separated from her parents, who have now been transformed into pigs, Chihiro embarks on a fantastical adventure in which she encounters talking toads, walruses, penguins and a sludge monster, among other bizarre deities and demons, on her quest to find her way home.

Spirited Away perfectly blends the unknown rules of the supernatural world with the young heroine's unblinking acceptance of her new and strange environment. Hayao Miyazaki's captivating film is presented here in both its original Japanese language version with English subtitles and an English-language version featuring the voice talent of Suzanne Pleshette, Lauren Holly and Michael Chiklis.