Thursday, August 17, 2023

Porco Rosso (紅の豚), The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) in Pittsburgh, August 20 - 23.

The 1992 Japanese animated film Porco Rosso (紅の豚) and the 2014 film The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) will play in Pittsburgh-area theaters on alternating days, August 20 - 23, as part of this year's Ghiblifest. The distributor summarizes Porco Rosso, which plays here August 20 and 22.
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a dazzling aerial adventure set in and above the scenic port towns of the Adriatic Sea.

“Porco Rosso” is a world-weary flying ace-turned-bounty-hunter, whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell. When he infuriates a band of sky pirates with his heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a hotshot American rival, to get rid of him. But with the help of the teenage girl Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and a sultry lounge singer named Gina, Porco takes to the skies for what may be his final high-flying showdown.
And The Wind Rises, which plays on August 21 and 23.
The newest masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a spellbinding movie beyond compare.

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The films play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront, Waterworks Cinema, Phoenix Theater in Bridgeville, and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. Tickets are available online; be aware that some shows are dubbed in English while others are in Japanese with English subtitles.

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