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Akira
1988 | Action/Drama | 124 min | R
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series
Plays Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 PM at the State! Part of the "Icons of Anime Film Series"



Featuring a pre-show discussion panel moderated by Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian Cinema at 6:30 PM, discussing the film’s historical context and its impact on aesthetics and narrative in animation. In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Event Pricing
Evening/Weekend Reserved Adult - $10.50
Evening/Weekend Reserved Student w/ Valid ID - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Reserved Senior (65 +) - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Reserved Veterans/Active Duty - $8.50

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