2020 / Japanese Film in Los Angeles: Japan Foundation to present “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyzaki” Feb. 12

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Forwarded for the Japanese Foundation Los Angeles


The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

We do not validate parking. Street Parking is available.

2/12/2020@ 7PM

Documentary of Hayao Miyazaki for 700 Days Behind-the-Scene Footages
(70mins, 2018)
Directed by Kaku Arakawa

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.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer