First show: February 28
The Roxie and Spoke Art bring you Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic, accompanied by a new screen print in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series, designed by Nikita Kaun, AND an exclusive t-shirt by Rucking Fotten!
Unfortunately, Spoke Art posters and Rucking Fotten t-shirts will not be available at the Tuesday, March 5 screening.
In 1988, the landmark Anime film AKIRA, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today’s standards, Akira remains the pinnacle of cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption.
Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government seethes with corruption and only maintains a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past. Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo’s darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but, unfortunately for Neo-Tokyo, Tetsuo’s powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him! Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo.
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Written by Katsuhiro Otomo and Izo Hashimoto. 124min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
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