We are excited to partner with Funimation Films to bring our audiences two opportunities to experience director Mamoru Oshii’s original animated 1995 epic GHOST IN THE SHELL prior to the April release of its 2017 remake! Join us Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30pm for the film in its original Japanese language, with English subtitles; and Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm as we present the film in an English dub.
Set against eye-popping city and cyber landscapes, Ghost in the Shell weaves the epic story of cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi, who is hot on the trail of the mysterious villain The Puppet Master, who illegally hacks into the computerized minds of cyborg-human hybrids. Her pursuit of a man who can modify the identity of strangers leaves Motoko pondering her own genetic makeup and humanity, and what life might be like if she had more human traits. With her partner, she corners the hacker – but her curiosity about her identity sends the case in an unforeseen direction.
Based on a Manga series written and animated by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell is a sensational, award-winning landmark in animation, ultimately launching several sequels, remakes, and an upcoming live-action adaptation. Universally lauded by critics, Ghost in the Shell was the first anime video to reach Billboard’s #1 video slot at the time of its release; ranked as the ninth top selling anime DVD movie in 2006; ranked 35 on Total Film’s 2010 top list of 50 Animated Films; and ranked #4 on Wizards Anime Magazine on their “Top 50 Anime released in North America”.