Magnolia at the Modern

From Up on Poppy Hill
  • May 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
  • May 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
  • May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
  • May 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
  • May 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday no noon showtime, 2 pm, and 4 pm
From Up on Poppy Hill is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It’s a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers lovingly bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking on film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times.
91 minutes; PG; Japanese with English subtitles

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

The Modern will be closed Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.