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WU Cinema Presents: 'Princess Mononoke'

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Brown 100

Director Hayao Miyazaki
Country Japan
Year 1997
Running Time 134 minutes
Japanese with English subtitles

An action-packed epic, Princess Mononoke also doubles as a thoughtful meditation on humanity’s relationship with nature.

“The film’s strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers.” – Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly

“Beautifully constructed and painstakingly written, this is about as close to a perfect animated epic as you’re likely to get.” – Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times

“This imaginative and intriguing Anime deserves all the plaudits heaped upon it.” – Mark Dinning, Empire Magazine

While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. Mononoke is a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is:
Free for Washington University students with proper ID.
$7 for the general public $5 for seniors, Washington University alumni and students from other schools $4 for Washington University staff and faculty
We offer general admission seating with payment of cash or credit.
Note: Last-minute changes may occur.

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This screening is co-presented by WU Cinema and the WashU Office of Sustainability and is dedicated to the fight against climate change.
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