Film Series: Akira

1988. Japan. Dir: Katsuhiro Otomo. Animated. 124 min.

 

“Neo Tokyo is about to explode…” When an insidious energy source grants psychic powers to a lowly member of a biker gang, he’s promptly made subject to army experiments. Unable to be contained, he seeks revenge on the society that doubted him. Equal parts The Warriors and Blade Runner, this anime landmark saved the Japanese film industry.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5