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Satori Screen: Akira (15) S

23 Oct 2020

Directed by

Katsuhiro Otomo

Akira (15) S

Satori Screen returns to QUAD to present a showing of a groundbreaking anime film and classic of cyberpunk cinema, presented in a new beautiful 4K restoration and screened on QUAD's biggest screen.

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.

Unfortunately this screening won't include the previously advertised introduction from Satori Screen's Peter Munford, we apologise for any disappointment caused.

Akira (15) S continues it's run between 23 - 26 October. Screening times and tickets for those showings can be found 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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