Fellow film club members and movie buffs:

Friday, February 17th, the Grand Cinema is bringing us the latest incredible animated feature from Studio Ghibli, who gave us SPIRITED AWAY, and PONYO. I will be leading the film discussion after the 1:45 p.m. screening on Saturday, February 18, 2010. I would love to see some of you there.

Buy Tickets Rating: G
Length: 94 minutes
Year: 2011
Actors: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, Moises Arias, David Henrie

Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger.

A beautifully crafted, intimate adventure movie and – presented in hand-drawn 2D – one of the most visually arresting you’ll enjoy all year. — Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine

A marvel of image and color, its old-fashioned pen-and-ink frames vividly bringing to life the world of children’s author Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers.” — David Germain, Associated Press

it brings something… valuable, really: genuine aesthetic bliss.– Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

SHOWTIMES:
Date Show Times
Fri Feb 17, 2012 (1:45), (4:05), 6:30, 8:45
Sat Feb 18, 2012 (1:45), 4:05, 6:30, 8:45
Sun Feb 19, 2012 (11:35 AM), (1:45), 4:05, 6:30, 8:45
Mon Feb 20, 2012 (11:35 AM), (1:45), 4:05, 6:30, 8:45
Tue Feb 21, 2012 (4:05), 8:45
Wed Feb 22, 2012 (1:45), (4:05), 6:30, 8:45
Thu Feb 23, 2012 (1:45), (4:05), 6:30, 8:45
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