Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
The Wisconsin Union
Friday, September 1, 2017
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
Japan | 103 min | G | DCP | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki comes "Kiki’s Delivery Service", the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. (GKIDS/Fathom Events) "As a story about how hard it is to make your own way in the world, ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ is truthful and scalpel-sharp. That it manages all this while remaining consistently funny, optimistic and exciting – even for little ones – is a mark of Miyazaki’s genius." -- Tom Huddleston (Time Out) This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.