(Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1986, 124 min.)
Miyazaki. A rare opportunity to see one of Miyazaki’s most stunning and infrequently screened films. A princess with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms of an orphan. Together they search for a floating island promising wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. Castle in the Sky is an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision presaged later films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.