Past Meetup

The Wind Rises at 3:55PM Saturday Landmark Hillcrest and dinner after

Location image of event venue


Hey Everyone,

So I moved the meetup for The Wind Rises, Miyazaki's last film, to this Saturday so more people can go. The movie starts at 4:10PM this Saturday, but we will meet at 3:55 outside the front of the Landmark Hillcrest. I will be wearing a long sleeve multicolored shirt. The plan is to get dinner and drinks afterwards also. I hope to see you there.

Synopsis: In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. 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, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer/director Hayao 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. Trailer :

- Michael