Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ): 35th Anniversary, May 20 and 21 in Pittsburgh.

The Hayao Miyazaki film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ) will play in Pittsburgh on May 20 and 21 as part of the 2019 GKIDS Ghibli Fest. The distributor gives a summary:
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.

A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.
The movie will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront theater and the Cinemarks in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. The May 20 show will be dubbed in English and the May 21 show will be in Japanese with English subtitles; tickets are available online.