30th Anniversary Screening

A landmark in animation, this visually stunning film exposed the rest of the world to Japanese anime and left its mark on such live-action films as THE MATRIX. In a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo swarming with violent motorcycle gangs and antigovernment revolutionaries, Kaneda must stop lifelong friend Tetsuo, whose out-of-control psychic powers could destroy the city. The film moves with such kinetic energy that you’ll be hanging on for dear life. – Richard Harrison, The Washington Post.

 

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Country: Japan
Runtime: 124 min.
Year: 1988
Special Thanks to UCLA Film & Television Archive

September 29
11:00 pm (1h 40′)

Egyptian Theatre: Hulu Screen

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