As part of Ghibli Fest 2019, GKIDS presents Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) in special Fathom Event theater showings just in time for the 35th anniversary of the movie. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was written and directed by legendary Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki and is frequently ranked as one of the greatest animated films ever made.
The film takes place 1000 years after an apocalyptic conflict, the Seven Days of Fire, destroyed civilization. The warring factions of the few surviving humans live in the few hospitable areas in a world that has been poisoned by the conflict.
Princess Nausicaä lives in the peaceful Valley of the Wind, which lies on the edge of the Toxic Forest – a poisonous forest swarming with giant mutant insects. Princess Nausicaä is able to communicate with the inhabitants of the jungle, including the giant insects. Two kingdoms near the Valley of the Wind are engaged in a war with each other. Nausicaä becomes embroiled in the conflict when one kingdom wants to use an ancient weapon to eradicate the jungle and its insects. Nausicaä fights to restore the balance between humans and nature as she tries to stop the two warring kingdoms from destroying themselves and the planet.
The English dubbed version of the film will be shown on Monday, May 20, and will feature the voices of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, and Shia LaBeouf. The English subtitled version of the movie will be shown on Tuesday, May 21. Special bonus material will also be screened.
If you enjoy the film you can check out the artwork in two recently released hardback books.
Showtimes and tickets for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind are available at Fathom Events.