In the world of animation, one name is instantly recognizable: Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki’s new film The Wind Rises will screen at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for one week starting Friday, Feb. 21. This is a good chance to cross another item off your Oscar list as the film is nominated for Best Animated Feature.
The film follows the life of the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Fair warning, the film is rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking. The English language version stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Mae Whitman, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, Elijah Wood, John Krasinski, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss, Werner Herzog and Martin Short.
Some of Miyazaki’s other films that are well-known include The Secret World of Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro.
The El Capitan will forgo the English language dubbed version (will be Japanese with English subtitles) on the following dates: Sunday, Feb 23, Monday, Feb 24 and Tuesday, Feb 25.