Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 Presents: ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ in Theaters

‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ is coming to theaters across the U.S. starting 24 September. Image credit: GKIDS Films

It’s time to plan for the next of the films in Studio Ghibli Fest 2017! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through these showings! Since our family lives very close to the local theater featuring these films, it’s been relatively easy to get my family up the street to see them and so far we’re three-for-three. I’m also very happy Fathom Events added the third showings on Wednesdays starting with Castle in the Sky, because our weekend plans weren’t going to allow us to see it during the original two times.

For September, Fathom Events and GKIDS Films will be featuring Miyazaki’s second-ever full-length feature film**, technically from the pre-Studio Ghibli years: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) between the 24th and 27th. Viewers will follow Princess Nausicaa as she tries to stop a neighboring kingdom from using giant insects as a form of biological warfare.

This is some of Miyazaki’s earliest animation and storytelling, and it’s amazing to see how sophisticated they were 30+ years ago.

Click this link to be taken to the GKIDS Films website to buy your advanced tickets now…


…stay tuned to GeekDad! On September 17th we will be launching our next ticket giveaway so you enjoy Nausicaä with your families!

**Are you curious about Miyazaki’s first film? Fathom Events is showing Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro this week!

Patricia Vollmer is the proud mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 12 & 15. She is a meteorologist with the Air Force Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Patricia blogs about her family's nomadic military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which is currently in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hobbies include running, despite no one chasing her, sharing her love for Disney and Star Wars, and exploring the world with her boys. Ask her why the sky is blue at your own risk.