Friday, May 6 at 3:00 PM
May 6: Redstone Theater
May 8: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. 2012, 117 mins. DCP. In Japanese with English subtitles. In this animated drama from the director of Belle, college student Hana falls for a handsome loner who shares his secret that he is part beast, a revelation that fills her with wonder. The two build a life together, and have a daughter and son. When one day the father does not return, Hana must alone raise their two wild children, who can transform into wolves at will. By turns buoyant, funny, and devastating, Wolf Children follows this unusual family as they move from a small Tokyo apartment to a sprawling farmhouse, the kids coming of age and finding their places in the world. Hosoda has said, “I like characters struggling for life energetically,” and this quality comes through vividly in this story of a persevering mother, told from the perspective of her daughter. Rated PG; recommended for ages 8+ View trailer.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.