Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
Image: © Sony Pictures Entertainment
Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's Birthday!
Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.
Metropolis is an ultra-modern utopia built with robot labor and teeming with a diverse populace. On the surface, the city bustles with excitement, but underground, the poor and destitute dream of revolution. With hopes of putting an end to the robot labor blamed for stealing human jobs, shadowy political figures prepare for an imminent and inevitable clash.
Meanwhile Detective Ban and his nephew, Kenichi, arrive in pursuit of a scientist wanted for human-rights violations. Even as they scour the city, the powerful Duke Red has enlisted the very scientist they seek to design a robot in the image his deceased daughter. Will a secret faction of anti-robot vigilantes succeed in destroying this new breed of machine?
Starring Yuka Imoto, Kei Kobayashi, Koki Okada
In Japanese with English subtitles | PG-13 | 2001 | 108 min | Directed by Rintaro
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.
Film program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior.
No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM.
Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.