7 Inch Cinema Presents: My Neighbour Totoro

Posted on 9 January 2012

Saturday, 7th January
Midday and 2pm
Venue: Midlands Arts Centre
Price: £4 / £2 for under-16s
Book tickets

Colour Box is the family strand of the Flatpack Festival, a jumble of all sorts of films and activities for younger viewers and doers. In the build-up to Flatpack no.6 (13-18 March 2012) we’ll be hosting regular Colour Box screenings at mac on the first Saturday of every month, kicking off on Saturday 7th January at 2pm with My Neighbour Totoro (dir: Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). One of the first and best-loved features from Tokyo’s Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Arrietty), it’s a delightful tale of two young girls who move to the countryside and discover a hidden world of big furry beasts and flying cat-buses. There will also be Ghibli giveaways on the day! Here’s a brief youtube guide to help prepare you…

Totoro Drawing Clip

“Here is a children’s film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.” – Roger Ebert

7 Inch Cinema Presents: My Neighbour Totoro