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Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2018)

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The Academy Award-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro goes on a new adventure! Don't miss Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki in a special premiere event from Fathom Events and GKIDS. 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.

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Critic Reviews for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

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An affectionate look at the master's inextinguishable impulse to create that's all the more enchanting for its casual familiarity.

December 14, 2018 | Full Review…

A limited but worthwhile look at the master animator's late career.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's never boring but a trifle diffuse. If you're a Miyazaki fan, you'll want to see it anyway.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Starting as a dirge and ending as an ode to joy, "Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki" provides a privileged glimpse into the creative processes of one of the greatest animators who ever lived.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a very intimate, well-focused portrait of this great filmmaker.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The no frills doc, shot intimately if haphazardly, isn't much to look at, but it's an intriguing window into the psychology of a master filmmaker as he struggles to relinquish his craft.

June 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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