Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary to majo no hana

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:00am
Missouri History Museum

From Academy Award®-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi — animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces “Spirited Away” and “Ponyo,” and director of “When Marnie Was There” and “The Secret World of Arrietty” — comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blooms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College, a school of magic. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and Mary must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” features the voices of Oscar® winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

Free
2017
103 min.
English

Directed by

Giles New & Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Country

Japan

Film Category

Animation Spotlight Asian Focus International Spotlight SLIFF/Kids Family Films

Subject

Supernatural

Genre

Family Film