Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises Opens Today in Los Angeles, New York
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Disney's Touchstone Pictures' release of Hayao Miyazaki's 11th and final film The Wind Rises opens today in Los Angeles both as a part of the American Film Institute's Festival and at the Landmark Theatre. The film is also screening in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.
The American Film Institute's Festival will screen the film on Friday and Saturday only, and the film will screen at the Landmark Theatre and at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for one week. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
The story centers on Jirō Horikoshi (played by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Disney will release the film in North America, and Studio Ghibli International will produce the English-language dub with producer Frank Marshall (From Up On Poppy Hill, The Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo).
The film will open in a limited release in the United States with both dub and subtitled screenings on February 21, before expanding wider in subsequent weeks.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that The Wind Rises is one of 19 films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards to be held on March 2.
Thanks to Kevin Tulod for the New York location tip.