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How to See “The Wind Rises” in Theaters

It came as a bit of a shock (though not really a surprise) when Hayao Miyazaki, legendary director and head of Studio Ghibli, announced his retirement during a press conference for his latest, and likely his last movie, The Wind Rises. Thing is, he might not be retiring– it appears that he revoked his earlier statement. Whether or not it’s his farewell piece, The Wind Rises is regarded by critics and audiences alike as a masterpiece, and is absolutely worth seeing in theaters. What’s it about? Take a look at the trailer below, and check out the excerpt from the film’s official site.

In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. 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. The film chronicles much of his 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, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. 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.

Unfortunately, The Wind Rises will be receiving a rather limited release throughout the United States starting on February 21, 2014, with an expanded release on February 28- if you’re interested in seeing it, you’ll have to find a theater that’s playing it. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at this page on Fandango– just enter your zip code and it’ll find the nearest theater showing The Wind Rises. No nearby theaters playing it? You might want to give your local theater a Tugg; Tugg allows you to request a showing of just about any movie. The more people people Tugg for a movie, the more likely it is to be shown.

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