AKIRA

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Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Sep 11 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Sep 13 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Rooftop
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:124 minutes
Director:Katsuhiro Ohtomo
Year Released:1988
Production Country:Japan
Language:Japanese

Description

Eleven Sundays (and one full moon Wednesday), summer through fall, featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. You never know what we’ll add to each screening to butter up your Rooftop experience. Join us for these very fun, special shows, and buy tickets early as seating is limited, and Rooftop shows do sell out! In the case of inclement weather, the screening will occur indoors.

Doors: 7:00 pm | Screening 7:30 pm

Co-presented with the Bijou Film Board

"Put it up there with the most astonishing animated features ever made."—Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard

"Style and substance run neck and neck in this thrilling, bold landmark film that just refuses to become dated."—Phelim O'Neill, Guardian

AKIRA

Member Tickets On Sale Now | Non-Member Tickets on Sale Wednesday, August 31

Neo-Tokyo is about  to explode! In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifests. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.

A Neon Noir Selection

Neon Noir

After the Hays Code was lifted and the classic noir period came to a close, neo-noir was born. A more hard edged look at seedy underworlds and femme fatales. From those movies a slick sub genre emerged, the neon noir. Typified by its rain soaked streets lit by the glow of neon signs, these films have a particular brand of cool all their own.