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.