2014 / Anime screening “AKIRA” June 20 at Egyptian Theatre

AKIRA

Anime “AKIRA”

American Cinematheque will screen AKIRA on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 pm at Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

AKIRA : 1988, FUNimation, 124 min, Japan, Dir: Katsuhiro Ohtomo

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.

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