Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
"Ponyo" (2008) is a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. A young boy names Sosuke rescues a goldfish names Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo's father, a power sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. But Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true. Starring: Noah Cyrus, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Freankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, and Liam Neeson. The film will be followed by the official opening of the I.D.E.A. Space exhibit "Voices From Japan."