Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Year 1988
Starring Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama and Mitsuo Iwata
Rating R
Run Time 124min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Join us in celebrating the 25th annivesary of AKIRA with this free screening!

In AKIRA, clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.

AKIRA isn’t just a movie – it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. AKIRA’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the THE MATRIX to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, AKIRA is everywhere. If you can’t see it in the streets – if you can’t feel it crawling around inside your brain – then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For?

For this screening, we will be playing the 2001 dubbed version.

Seats can be reserved in advance by purchasing a $5 food & beverage voucher to be redeemed during the screening.

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