Princess Mononoke Film Screening for Earth Month 2023

Tuesday, April 18 6:30 – 8:30pm

Memorial Hall Auditorium, 395 S High St, Harrisonburg

On Tuesday, April 18, Princess Mononoke, an anime film by Studio Ghibli, will be shown at James Madison University’s Memorial Hall, sponsored by the JMU Environmental Management Club, Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, Earth Day Every Day, Harrisonburg High School’s Earth Club, and Sierra Club.

Princess Mononoke is set in the late Muromachi period of Japan (approximately 1336 to 1573 CE) where it follows a young Emishi prince named Ashitaka, and his involvement in a struggle between the gods (kami) of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. The film is rated PG-13 and was created by Hayao Miyazake of Studio Ghibli.

All welcome! Admission is FREE.

There will also be door prizes of up $150 in value.

MovieWeb has rated this film the 4th best climate change film, calling it “a brilliant animated film… visually stunning and deeply poignant.”

The Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93%.

CAAV chose this film to engage a young audience with the hope that it will be a positive force in their search for connection to others and to a critical issue that will impact their future.