Screened in conjunction with Cirque du Geek 2018: Lost at Sea! One of Studio Ghibli’s greatest recent anime features, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film. In Japanese with English subtitles. Rated G. 101 Min.
Screened as part of Cirque du Geek 2018! For more information, visit www.watervillelibrary.org/departments/cirquedugeek/index.php