Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed 11th and final film The Wind Rises will makes its Los Angeles premiere at the American Film Institute’s Festival on November 8 and 9. Disney’s Touchstone Pictures will distribute the film in theaters widely on February 21, 2014. The English-language version will be produced by Frank Marshall, who also oversaw the adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Arrietty and Ponyo. The movie will also screen for one week at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles starting on November 8, for Academy Awards consideration.
Other animated screening scheduled for the festival are Ari Folman’s The Congress (Nov. 10, 13) and Yeon Sang-ho’s The Fake Saibi (Nov. 8, 9). The festival will also feature a gala screening of John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks (with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author) on Nov. 11 and Robert Stevenson’s family classic Mary Poppins on Nov. 9. Several shorts programs will also include animated fare such as Bernardo Britto’s Places Where We Lived, Julia Pott’s The Event, Pedro Gonzalez’s Family in the Park, Emily Carmichael’s RPG OKC, Yung Jake’s Datamosh and Michael Please’s Marilyn Myller.
The AFI Fest will take place in Los Angeles from November 7-14. For more info, visit afi.com/afifest/