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The Wind Rises

Update: The Landmark has announced a 1:40 start time. I will be in the 4th floor lobby of the theater at about 1:20, standing near the electronic ticketing machines.  I will also send out my contact information as we get closer to the screening.

Hayao Miyazaki's final film and an Oscar nominee for animated feature. We will meet in the lobby beforehand. Afterward, if there is interest, we will grab a bite to eat & a drink nearby to discuss the film. Hope to see you there.

In acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Jiro (voice of Hideaki Anno, co-director of the Evangelion series)—inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni—dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko (Miori Takimoto), and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer/director Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. (Fully subtitled)

MPAA Rating:

Run Time:
2hrs 7mins

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  • Jim

    Except for the beauty and cleverness of the animation, the film did not stick with me. From a few days distance, the story and characters feel somewhat weak.

    February 24, 2014

  • Mauricio

    Hey, we showed up a bit late and werent quite sure which group to participate with. There was at least three decent sized groups discussing the film afterwards. Next time for sure though.

    February 24, 2014

  • Al

    Here's the Simpsons tribute to Miyazaki!

    February 22, 2014

  • Celine K

    I am hosting a Miyazaki meetup for the Chicago Film Lover Exchange group in March. Here are the details:

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Rui R.

    Are you guys going somewhere after? I can not find anyone

    February 22, 2014

  • Brad

    If there's some flexibility, an earlier showtime works better for me than a later one. Thanks.

    February 18, 2014

    • Peter R.

      The screening time will be 1:40. Hope that works with your schedule. Unfortunately, the Landmark had very limited screenings of the subtitled version of the film, with a majority of the showtimes using the dubbed American version. It seemed safer to stick with the original version. Hope you can make it. Thanks.

      February 18, 2014

    • Brad

      That's perfect. Thanks!

      February 18, 2014

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