The Boy and the Heron film still
The Boy and the Heron film still



Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

Gala Screenings

The Boy and the Heron

| 124 min.
Genre: Animation, Coming-of-Age, Family Friendly

Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron is an original story written and directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker. A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. The film is a hand-drawn, semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Miyazaki.

Presented In Japanese with English subtitles.

Southeast premiere 

Editor and SCAD alum Alexander Hammer (M.A., film and television, 2006) will be presented with the SCAD45 Award. A Q&A with GKIDS president and co-founder David Jesteadt immediately follows the screening.

NOTE: Evening Gala Screening pricing applies to this special screening. A ticket is required for Savannah Daytime passholders.



Hayao Miyazaki


Toshio Suzuki


Hayao Miyazaki


Hayao Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with Isao Takahata. Spirited Away, most notable among his 11 animated features, broke every box office record in Japan and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003; his films Howl's Moving Castle and The Wind Rises also received Oscar nominations. Miyazaki was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2005 Venice International Film Festival and the Academy Awards honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.