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Ghibli Events at St Albans Festival

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Includes talk on Ghibli on Saturday May 3.

The 2014 St Albans Film Festival will include the following two events:

'On Your Marks, Get Set, Ghibli' - Studio Ghibli & Anime talk & screening on Saturday, May 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Maltings Arts Theatre.

See rarely seen short Ghibli films & listen to experts Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc who have written books on Studio Ghibli and Anime followed by Q&A (1 hour)

"The film we are planning to show is an 7 min short called "On Your Mark", directed by Hayao Miyazaki and it really is splendid." Hear About Ghibli's lesser known films - including Only Yesterday, Pom Poko and Whisper of the Heart - and watch a few other very special shorts too!

Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc are authors, broadcasters and film critics. They have co-authored books about Studio Ghibli (pictured above) David Lynch, Tim Burton, Horror Films, John Carpenter, Jackie Chan and Vampire Films and contributed to The International Film Guide and Wallflower Press's Alter Image as well as a number of online and print journals. They are editors of online film salon www.kamera.co.uk

Film & Swim - Family Screening - Ponyo on Saturday, May 3 from 1.30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Lodge Swimming Pool.

We are experimenting this year with holding a screening in the Pool... so come and have a go and let us know what you think. This film will be screened in the small learning pool. Feel free to watch all while swimming in the water or bring a towel, dangle your feet in the water and sit on the side. Please be respectful to fellow movie watchers!

No unaccompanied children or unaccompanied adults.This is a family film so we request that all children bring a grown up and all grown ups bring a child! Ratio - 1 grown up: 1 child. Age restrictions. Adult = 18+ Child 0 - 17 (most suitable for under 12s).

The festival will also include a morning family screening (Saturday May 3, 10 a.m. at the Maltings Arts Theatre) of the French animation The King and the mockingbird, which influenced Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

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