2020 Festival

Archived: My Neighbor Totoro

FREE screening! Family friendly.
Location: 500 N. Capitol Ave.

Dart Auditorium / 500 N Capitol Ave, Lansing MI 48933

Narrative Feature, Short Film

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Une balade à la mer (A ride towards the sea)

A ride toward the sea is the odyssey of a small animated character who decides to go out to face the city and the nature to free his goldfish. But he confronts with the inconveniences of a totally hatched world that will reserve for him numerous surprises: every person, every element of the city which he will cross could be a danger.

Damien Stein / 2013 / 3 minutes / French / France

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Light Me Up

When people leave a room, light bulbs come to life. Fixtures in the ceiling lead to a miniature world between floors where bulbs go to live their lives after a hard day of work. The Wattsons are a family of bulbs that work in an antique shop. Frank and Linda manage all the bulbs in the store. When they ask their son, Louie, to take over they find out he has bigger dreams of traveling across the street to be a spotlight in the local theater.

Ryan Walton, Derek Dolecheck / 2012 / 9 minutes / English / USA

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My Neighbor Totoro

Miyazaki’s superbly animated tale is considered to be one of the best-loved family films of all time.

The story follows Satsuki and Mei, two young girls who find their new home is by a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of fantastical creatures called Totoro’s. They befriend Totoro, the biggest and eldest of them, and king of the forest. While the girls’ mother lies sick in hospital, Totoro takes them on a magical adventure and helps them to understand the realities of life.

Containing a powerful ecological theme, this is a lovingly crafted work of depth, import and beauty.

Hayao Miyazaki / 1988 / 86 minutes / English / Japan

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Sheriff Mustache Saves Pickletown

Sheriff Mustache is called in to capture the towns Bandits. The stealing has to stop and Sheriff Mustache is just the man for the job. After missing them once he hatches a plan that is sure to be foolproof.

Matthew Sokoloski / 2013 / 6 minutes / English (silent) / USA