Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Join us for a special screening in honor of Earth Day!
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. (1984, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, Japanese with English Subtitles, 117 min, PG)
“The action sequences are as suspenseful as any in the director’s career; the most impressive scenes, though, may be the slower ones, which consider how humanity might evolve after driving itself to near extinction.” — Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
“Complete with bellicose city-states, menacing monsters, a toxic jungle, and a valley whose winds protect it from poisonous vapors, the movie is violent yet stirringly hopeful.” — Michael Sragow, New Yorker
“[A]ll the Miyazaki hallmarks are in place: rapturous explorations of natural vistas, a fascination with flight and flying machines, and a spunky female lead out to change the world, or at least hold her corner of it together through sheer love.” — Tasha Robinson, AV Club