When: Thu., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. and Tue., Sept. 19, 7 p.m. 2017
Hayao Miyazaki's first film as a director was the fast-paced heist film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro. Titular antihero and natural goofball Arsene Lupin III comes from a long line of thieves; when his latest crime nets him nothing but counterfeit dollars, he decides to find the forger. The search leads him to the small country of Cagliostro, where a forbidding castle hides a beautiful woman and a conspiracy stretching back years. The Castle of Cagliostro has fantastic action, beautiful animation and a delightfully loopy hero — and now it finally gets released in American theaters. Fathom Events presents two screenings of the film, with bonus footage and commentary from legendary animator John Lasseter, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday (September 14 and 19) at the Marcus Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fathomevents.com). The dubbed version of the film is shown on Thursday and the subtitled version on Tuesday. Tickets are $7.50 to $12.