Classics from Studio Ghibli: PORCO ROSSO on 35mm!

Porco Rosso

This unsung Miyazaki treasure nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure—a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. Set in a mid-World War II Italy swept by fascism, the film follows Marco, a world-weary flying ace turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco’s head into that of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army, and an egotistical American flying ace. (94 mins.)

PORCO ROSSO screens Saturday, March 22 at 2pm as part of our Classics from Studio Ghibli series in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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