NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
(KAZE NO TANI NO NAUSHIKA)
1984, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 116 min.
Fri, Jun 8th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 9th at 3:00pm
Wed, Jun 13th at 6:00pm
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
“A delight…manages to expertly juggle philosophical concerns with breathtaking action scenes.”
—Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.com
Miyazakis’s second feature, the first for which he had complete artistic control, heralded his trademark environmental themes and strikingly original style. The film stands as his first certified masterpiece. Thanks to mankind’s nuclear-warring ways, the earth has been reduced to a toxic jungle on the edge of an acid sea, but the earth finds a champion in courageous Princess Nausicaä, heir to the throne of a tiny kingdom. Battling an invading queen, killer plants, monster insect mutations and all the gathering forces of aggression, she unlocks the toxic jungle’s amazing secret. On Friday in Japanese with English subtitles. On Saturday and Wednesday in English, with voices by Uma Thurman, Alison Lohman, Shia LeBouf, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, and Mark Hamill. 35mm. (BS)
Peter Sobczynski, film critic for eFilmcritic.com, will lead a discussion after the Friday screening.