Children's Film Festival: Castle in the Sky

Japan | 1986 | 125 minutes | Hayao Miyazaki

January 25, 2018

Join us for the opening night of the Northwest Film Forum's Children's Film Festival Seattle at the Egyptian Theatre! Produced by Northwest Film Forum, this cinematic extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children. For more information on this year's fest visit

Children's Film Festival Seattle is sponsored by The Boeing Company


NWFF member discount available on walk-up sales only


Thursday, January 25, 2018

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki comes a rollicking adventure about a young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant who falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island, the site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. But greedy pirates, spies, and the army are also all in hot pursuit! As one of Studio Ghibli's earliest films, and the first to be released officially under the studio's banner, Castle in the Sky quickly established the studio's reputation for strong heroines, unforgettable storytelling and beautiful artwork.

Come as your favorite character from a Miyazaki film, there will be a costume contest with special prizes!

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Principal Cast: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Cummings
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1986
  • Running Time: 125 minutes
  • Producer: Isao Takahata
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cinematographers: Hirokata Takahashi
  • Language: Dubbed in English
  • Rating: PG