Social Screenings: Akira

One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure is both a stunning visual achievement and an incisive critique of societal issues and technological progress run amok. In post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, a teenage member of a biker gang develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict where the fate of the world hangs in the balance against a backdrop of government corruption and secrecy, tribalism, and nuclear allegory.

As usual the screening will be followed by a discussion based on the movie. The film will be presented with English dub and subs.

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30