monday, july 22 AT 10:00 am | FREE ADMISSION
*This film will be screened in the English dubbed version.
PART OF LOFT KIDS FEST 2019!
Doors open at 9:15am for pre-show activities hosted by the gang from Mildred & Dildred Toy Store!
After losing her parents in an accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters.
“The touching and enjoyable animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times
While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. Based on a popular series of children’s books, Okko’s Inn is the latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, a key animator at Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blending gorgeous landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. (Dir. by Kitaro Kosaka, 2018, Japan, dubbed in English, 94 mins., Rated PG)