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MOTHRA

11:00 AM

Sunday, October 22

Classic Japanese monster movie!

Directed by Ishirô Honda

(1961) When two identical six-inch twin princesses, guardians of a mysterious giant egg, are kidnapped and forced to sing in a Japanese nightclub, the egg’s larva transforms into a really angry giant moth. One of the best-loved of all kaiju eiga, with the memorable title song performed by “The Peanuts.” In Japanese with English subtitles, though the movie is wildly visual and colorful. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 100 min.

Reviews

“THE IDEAL MONSTER MOVIE FOR CHILDREN! Little kids will be enchanted. Unlike American giant-bug movies, the Japanese Mothra is closer to a fairy tale than a horror movie.”
– Leonard Maltin, Family Film Guide