Secret Garden’s and Fantasy Films – That’s what Saturday’s are made of….


This Saturday 18 May 2013, the Free Film Festival Organisation and Herne Hill Forum will be screening Studio Ghibli’s classic fantasy adventure Spirited Away, in Brockwell Park, Herne HIll.

The first outdoor screening of a movie in the history of Brockwell Park, Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  The movie will be shown by the beautiful Walled Garden in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London.

A spokesperson said:  “This will be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Herne Hill free film festival 2013 programme.”

About Spirited Away:

‘Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble into a fantastical realm of witches and monsters. We follow her adventures as she struggles to return her family to the human world – but a simple plot synopsis cannot do justice to this film of mesmerizing beauty. With accolades that include the 2002 Oscar for the best animated feature, Spirited Away (Dir Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan, Cert PG, 120mins) is frequently cited among the greatest animated features of all time.’  (



Take along a chair or a cushion to sit on, and come prepared to keep warm – more importantly, don’t forget the popcorn! Stalls will be selling a selection of hot food and the park café will be open for drinks and light snacks.

The film will be shown at 8.50pm.  Entrance to the event through the main Herne Hill gates.  Meet by the Walled Garden and White Temple.    Arrive in good time to get a good spot.

Map here:


The film is free to attend.   Please keep an eye out for volunteers with collection buckets, all donations to fund future events are very welcome.

To exit the park, there will be volunteer torch bearers on hand to light the way.  Why not bring your own torch, that way you can find your own way and even help fellow Herne Hillians…

Have a wonderful evening.

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