Film Series: Perfect Blue

1997. Japan. Dir: Satoshi Kon. With Junko Iwao. Animation. 81 min.

An adored pop star quits the biz to pursue acting and faces criticism from fans and friends alike that ferments into threats and stalking. In this violent psychosexual thriller, Kon (Paprika) braids eerie animation with inventive editing to wrap the viewer in a uniquely inescapable nightmare logic.

CW: sexual violence / simulated rape / stalking

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free