PRINCESS MONONOKE will be screening July 22, 2022 as part of the Japan Society's Monthly Anime series launched back in April.
"Monthly Anime explores the widely influential legacy of anime. Tracing the lineage of anime from modern-day digital animation back to the days of hand-drawn cel animation, this program aims to uncover the multifaceted and remarkable variety of stylistic, technological, and generic possibilities that have kept the medium at the forefront of popularity not just in Japan, but worldwide."
This July screening is the 25th anniversary of the film created in 1997. The 35 mm, color film will screen for 134 minutes in Japanese with English subtitles.
"The arrival of a diseased boar spirit, enraged and corrupted by an iron slug, leaves young warrior prince Ashitaka infected by its demon curse. With his days numbered, Ashitaka journeys westward to seek a cure for his affliction, tracing the boar's path to the sacred forest of the Deer God, a forbidden realm belonging to an ancient forest spirit. Upon his arrival, Ashitaka stumbles into an elemental conflict between the forest's protector San, a fearless warrior princess raised by wolves, and a neighboring iron town that has ravaged the earth."