Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

85min • NR


Lark Theater Sun, Dec 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Dec 18, 2018 8:15 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Dec 20, 2018 2:40 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2016
Production Country:Japan
Original Langauge:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kaku Arakawa
Cast:Hayao Miyazaki
Produced By:NHK


The Academy Award-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro begins a new adventure.

North American Theatrical Debut

In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. But the artist, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The film even faces the danger of being cancelled. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film using CGI.

From GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman:

"GKIDS is excited to be able to share this intimate, unfiltered, and incredibly insightful look at Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, at home and in the studio, as he struggles to complete his latest film," says GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman. "Spending this much face time with Miyazaki is a rare treat, for fans and non-fans alike, as we witness in real time the passions, frustrations, irritations, and childlike enthusiasm of an acknowledged legend, acutely aware that he may be creating his final work, and striving to make something vital. More than a portrait of a filmmaker, the film is a window into the life, philosophy, and essence of an artist in the act of creation."