From the mind of animation auteur Hayao Miyazaki comes The Boy and The Heron, an evocative tale about life, death, and the power of friendship. Living amidst the ravages of World War II in Japan and haunted by his mother’s tragic death, young Mahito relocates from Tokyo to the calm countryside estate of his new stepmother Natsuko, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to his deceased mother. As Mahito attempts to adjust to his new home, he is troubled by the presence of a persistent gray heron. In pursuit of his mother's ghost, Mahito embarks on a journey into an unknown world shared by the living and dead accompanied by the mystifying gray heron.
Ragtag Cinema will be offering screenings of The Boy and The Heron in its original Japanese language with English subtitles and an English dubbed version. The following screenings will be English dubbed: Friday December 8 at 3PM and 6PM, Saturday December 9 at 4PM, 8PM, and 9:45PM, Sunday December 10 at 1PM and 7PM, Tuesday December 12 at 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM, and Thursday December 14 at 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM. All other screenings will be in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
Accessibility options such as Captiview and Fidelio are available for the English dubbed versions.
Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Japanese Cast: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Kô Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura ; English Dub Cast: Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh
Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles, English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)CaptiView (Hearing Impaired / Personal Closed-Caption Device)Fidelio (Visually Impaired / Personal Descriptive Audio Device with optional T-Coil loop)