Here is a description from our anime correspondent, Martin Siggers.
"From famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away is the tale of a young girl named Chihiro, who is moving to a new town along with her parents. However, along the way they're accidentally dragged into a bathhouse between worlds, filled with magical beings, ancient gods and weird monsters. Now Chihiro must use all of her wits to survive, help her parents and find her way home.
P.S. There are no tentacles so shut up with that joke already."
For those of you who don't know, the SU have a new booking system, which is no longer first-come-first-served, and, on some weeks this term, although they won't tell us until the friday before, haven't given us a room. This week is one of said weeks.
We have, therefore, booked two hours in the viewing room in Founders Library. There are people in there until 2030, so we've booked from then until 2230. We will, therefore, congregate in Stumble from 1900. Feel free to turn up then, or aim for 2025 outside founder's library. We could only book two hours, so we do want to start fairly sharpish on reaching the viewing room - so no waiting for late comers I'm afraid.
The other point about viewing in Founders is that we are not meant to eat or drink in the room. I expect we may be able to get away with some sweets, IF ALL RUBBISH IS TAKEN AWAY SUBTLY but crisps, sandwiches etc would be difficult to hide, I think. Also, I am not comfortable with people bringing alcohol for the library. You are quite welcome to drink before at stumble: as long as you don't make an exhibition of yourself on entering the library, I think that will be fine, and to go back there for more after the film. Please be careful with any other drinks as well - if possible bring something which won't stain or fizz everywhere (or make the room smell - this applies to food too). Sorry to be fussy about this, but we are booked on my card, and I therefore will be held responsible. We also don't want to make a bad impression in case we need to go back another week. I know that food and drink would, most likely, not cause any problems, but I would rather not have to worry about it.
So, that's the plan :)