A groundbreaking anime film and classic of cyberpunk cinema, presented in a new beautiful 4K restoration.
Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again.
We are also screening this film on 23 October at 7pm. You can book tickets for that screening at this page.
"Style and substance run neck and neck in this thrilling, bold landmark film that just refuses to become dated" - ★★★★★ The Guardian
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