The Wind Rises will be screened for one week at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The Touchstone Pictures release from Hayao Miyazaki will be shown in both the original Japanese with subtitiles and an English dubbed versions. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Check the press release bellow for more information and the showtimes for the special Japanese screenings.
Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is honored to present “The Wind Rises,” the latest animated feature from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director, animator and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki from Feb. 21-27, 2014, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Guests have the opportunity to combine viewing Miyazaki’s final feature with an exclusive exhibit of Studio Ghibli art including concept art and exclusive memorabilia.
Daily showtimes are 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Show times subject to change.
The El Capitan will also offer special screenings of the original Japanese language film on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
“We are thrilled to once again offer El Capitan guests a very special look into the world of Studio Ghibli,” said Breier. “It’s our way of making the El Capitan Theatre the place where our guests can have an experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). 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, earning the respect of prominent industry greats like Hattori (voice of Mandy Patinkin). The film chronicles much of Jiro’s 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 (voice of Emily Blunt), and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo (voice of John Krasinski). Writer and 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.
From Studio Ghibli, “The Wind Rises” is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner.