“Akira” - Film Screening and Reception

"Akira" - Film Screening and Reception

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo (Tokyo Movie Shinsha, 1988, 125 min., 35mm) 

Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society what once called him weak. 

5:00 PM - Reception (Room 108, Whitney Humanities Center)

6:30 PM - Film Screening (Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center)

Introduction by Jason Douglass, Series Organizer, Ph.D Student in Film & Media Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures

Print dubbed in English.

This screening is presented as part of an ongoing film series entitled “Monsters in Motion: Spring Film Series on Animated Monsters and/in East Asia.”

Still image and synopsis courtesy of Funimation.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies with support from the Yale Film Study Center