Reg Lenna To Screen ‘The Wind Rises’

Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, “The Wind Rises,” shows at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Saturday and Wednesday, July 2, at 8 p.m.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, it fictionalizes the life story of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of two planes used by Japan in World War II. 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. Fans of Miyazaki’s other films, including “Ponyo,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro” will enjoy this feature. It is rated PG-13.

Movies @ The Reg in July include horror film, “Stage Fright” on July 12 and 16 at 8 p.m. and July 13 at 2 p.m., Swedish film, “We Are The Best!” on July 19 and 23 at 8 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m., “Rio 2” – a sensory friendly showing July 26 at 10 a.m. and family matinee on July 27 at 2 p.m. and thriller, “Enemy” on July 26 and 30 at 8 p.m.

All seats to Movies @ The Reg are $5 and may be purchased ahead of time in passes of five or 10 admissions or at the door. The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is located at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information, visit reglenna.com or call 484-7070.