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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 

When: Tue., May 21, 7 p.m.
Price: $13.47
Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's concern for the ecology and the future of the planet suffuses all of his films, but is on grand display in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. A thousand years in the future, all living things are slowly being consumed by a vast Sea of Decay. One of the few remaining patches of unspoiled earth is tucked away in the Valley of the Wind. Nausicaä is a young woman who ignores the warnings of the elders and ventures out into the world on her small powered glider so that she can observe the changes happening all over the planet. Threatened by giant insects, warring clans and the slow march of destruction, she learns there may be a way to restart the life cycle of the planet. Nausicaä is a sweeping film about a hero who believes in life more than she fears death. Fathom Events puts it back on the big screen for a limited time. It's shown locally at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (May 20 and 21) at the Marcus Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fathomevents.com). Tickets are $13.47.
— Paul Friswold
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