Animezing!: Ghost in the Shell
Part of the JICC's Animation Retrospective
Journey Through Anime: Celebrating 100 Years
Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
In 2029, a female government cyber agent, Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of The Puppet Master - a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim's memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed Project 2501, this "hacker" is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another to capture the omnipresent entity.
Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time.
Please note this film contains scenes of violence and mild nudity. It is intended for mature audiences only.
In Japanese with English | Not Rated | 83 min | 1995 | Directed by Mamoru Oshii
© Lions Gate Films, Inc.
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