DIRTY DANCING
1987, Lionsgate, 100 min, Dir: Emile Ardolino

Hot on the heels of the Pantages run of musical smash "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage," here’s the film that started it all, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Grey plays Frances “Baby” Houseman, a college-bound 17-year-old spending the summer of 1963 at a Catskills resort with her family. When she falls for working-class dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) her world opens up, but her doctor father (Jerry Orbach) puts an end to the romance. But "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"


THE WIND RISES
KAZE TACHINU
2013, Disney, 126 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

Director Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is a typically glorious animated affair, a celebration of art, science, and the impulse to create. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga, it tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of two famous aircraft used by Japan during World War II. The film has already won dozens of critics’ and film festival awards, and is a fitting finale to a triumphant career. In Japanese with English subtitles.


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