Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomom 1988)
Saturday, September 15 @ 9:10 PM
Sunday, September, 16 @ 9 :10 PM
In Japanese with english subtitles
City Cinema; Admission $10
In 2019, a secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
This is Katsuhiro Otomo’s first feature film that adapts his own Manga. Akira was released in Japan in the summer of 1988 and would become the first international box office success of a Japanese animated film, blessing the support of the MGM in the United States. It is now regarded as one a best animated film ever made and one of the most influential science-fiction film, animated and live-action films. Akira has been cited as a major influence on live-action films such as The Matrix, Chronicle, Looper, Midnight Special, Inception and Ready Player One. To mark 30 years since its original release, we will host two screenings of this masterpiece this weekend.