The First Grader (2010)
Beautiful movie based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84 year old villager and a Mau Mau veteran, who decides to enroll in school for the first time to educate himself after hearing an announcement on the radio about the Kenyan government’s offering of free primary school education to “all”. All while facing resistance from the public’s claims of an “old man” taking up space.
'Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave' - Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa aale wasallam)
A short animation about growing up.
my dumbass adult eyes got wet.
Studio Ghibli has announced the English language voice cast for The Wind Rises.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will front Hayao Miyazaki’s film as the voice of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi.
John Krasinski will play Jiro’s friend and colleague Honjo, with Emily Blunt as his love interest Nahoko Satomi.
Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, Elijah Wood, Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss, William H Macy, Mae Whitman and Ronan Farrow will also feature in the film.
The Wind Rises was the last film Miyazaki made prior to his retirement from the studio.
It centres around Jiro, the man who designed one of the chief fighter planes used by the Japanese in World War II.
The Wind Rises will open in US cinemas from February 21, 2014. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
ELIJAH WOOD OMG
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain. But you feel it. You felt it your entire life. That there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind - driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?
This Movie was Illegally Filmed Inside of Disneyland and the Trailer is Effing Magical
Escape from Tomorrow is a bizarre fantasy horror film shot guerrilla style (i.e. without permits) at Disneyland. It blew minds at Sundance and will get a limited theater release and be available on Video-On-Demand October 11. Check out the trailer here.
BW/DR Issue #4: Preview/Watchlist
The next issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine—which will be available next Tuesday!—is all about road movies. Here are the films we’ll be wrestling with:
My Own Private Idaho
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Muppets Movie (1979)
Little Miss Sunshine
Until the End of the World