Mary and the Witch’s Flower

2PM screenings will be dubbed; all other screenings will be subtitled.

From Oscar-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on the Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

“A gentle, sweet story told with painterly artistry.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little BroomstickMary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. (Dir. by Hirosama Yonebayashi, 2017, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English, 102 mins., Rated PG)