Indie Film Corner: ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’

The animated movie “From Up on Poppy Hill” will be presented at USCB Center For the Arts on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

The movie is directed by Goro Miyazaki and stars the voices of Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Aubrey Plaza, Gillian Anderson, Beau Bridges, Bruce Dern and Chris Noth in English.

Synopsis: From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro”) comes an inspired coming-of-age story set in 1960s Japan. In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. Japan’s biggest box-office hit of the year and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, “From Up On Poppy Hill” conjures up a pure, wistful and nuanced evocation of the past and young love through its rich palette and painterly detail of glistening harbors, sun-drenched gardens and bustling cityscapes. This cartoon is not rated and is 1 hour, 31 minutes long.

Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.

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