**Join us for a pre-show DJ set of cyberpunk sounds inspired by Neo-Tokyo performed by DJ Death in Midwinter on opening night, Fri Sept. 14 at 7:30 PM. Also, on Sat Sept. 15, catch a post-show set by DJ Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice
at 8:30 PM.**
Matinees are dubbed in English; evening shows are in Japanese with English subtitles.
Akira isn’t just a movie – it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of feature-length animation and forced the world to look into the future. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that iconic motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. Join us as we celebrate this seminal film’s 30th anniversary on the big screen!
— Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Japan, 1988, 2h 4min, DCP
— Tickets: http://austinfilm.org/screening/akira/