Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

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The Academy Award-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro goes on a new adventure! Don't miss Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki in a special premiere event from Fathom Events and GKIDS. In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn't shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young cgi animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize cgi. But the artist, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The film even faces the danger of being cancelled. Can an old master who thinks he's past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film using cgi.


Critic Reviews for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

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An affectionate look at the master's inextinguishable impulse to create that's all the more enchanting for its casual familiarity.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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A limited but worthwhile look at the master animator's late career.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's never boring but a trifle diffuse. If you're a Miyazaki fan, you'll want to see it anyway.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Starting as a dirge and ending as an ode to joy, "Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki" provides a privileged glimpse into the creative processes of one of the greatest animators who ever lived.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Barring the kitschy production value of the film's frequent intertitles, Never-Ending Man is requisite viewing for any admirer or critic of Miyazaki's career or the medium of Japanese animation.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's fascinating to glean wisdom and insight into the legendary filmmaker's thoughtful, at times torturous, creative process.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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