Film showing: The Wind Rises (2013)

Members of the community are invited to come to Strosacker Auditorium this weekend to catch a weekend of food and flying, as the CWRU Film Society will be showing The Wind Rises (2014) Friday, Sept. 24. Showings will be held at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and midnight and are open to members of the Case Western Reserve university community and the general public.

Tickets cost $4 are available in advance through CampusGroups and at the door. Concessions will be available for purchase. Masking is mandatory for all attendees unless consuming food or drink. View the group’s first quarter schedule.

CWRU Film Society members get in for free (in addition to other perks) if they come help set up before the first showing. 

Synopsis

Aviation-obsessed engineer Jiro Horikoshi has loved the aesthetics, spirit and science of flight for as long as he can remember. For years he’s been designing and building his dream plane, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and it’s finally completed. But Jiro’s dreams come crashing down when he learns, to his horror, that his creation will be used for combat in World War II. The final film directed by Hayao Miyazaki before his retirement in 2013, this visually sumptuous fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi (the genuine designer of the Mitsubishi A5M and A6M Zero combat crafts) tells the story of a man who wanted only to make something beautiful.