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Castle in the Sky

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

A rare opportunity to see one of Miyazaki’s most stunningly beautiful, exciting, and infrequently screened films. A young girl with

Howl’s Moving Castle

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

The third Studio Ghibli feature tells the story of two young sisters, Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

This first of many triumphs for Studio Ghibli is set a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust has gutted the

Porco Rosso

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

This unsung Miyazaki treasure nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure—a tribute to early aviation

Princess Mononoke

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

A landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty, Miyazaki’s epic story of conflict and balance between

Spirited Away

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped

The Wind Rises

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki, co-founder of the legendary Studio Ghibli, eschewing his typically fictional characters ensconced in a fantasy world, instead brings to



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.