Ghost In The Shell (1995)

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

7:30pm - Monday, Jul 1, 2024

Join us on July 1 for an Anime Monday double bill screening featuring Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, followed by a screening of its 2004 sequel GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE,now lustrously restored in 4K for its 20th anniversary.

See one, or see them both for one sweet price!

GHOST IN THE SHELL is a title that has evolved into something of a cultural phenomenon, spawning sequels, remakes, and even a live action film. The story follows a cyborg policewoman named Motoko Kusanagi, who is herself a "ghost in a shell" (meaning her living consciousness is somewhere being projected into a organic/mechanical body). She struggles with what it means to be "alive" while searching for a master hacker known as “the Puppet Master” whose motivation goes beyond merely disrupting the status quo. Full of action, pathos, and glorious vistas of a city mixing tradition and futurism, GHOST IN THE SHELL is best experienced and appreciated when viewed on the big screen.

"... a pillar of the cyberpunk movement and a testament to visual realism in animation." (Nerdist)

"A stunning feat of modern animation, GHOST IN THE SHELL offers a thoughtful, complex treat for anime fans, as well as a perfect introduction for viewers new to the genre." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"For sheer mind-expanding sci-fi strangeness this is hard to beat." (Time Out)

"Most alluring are the crumbling neon cityscapes, real world/cyberspace fusion and the musings on identity." (Total Film)

Monday, July 1
Doors 7:00 pm | Movie 7:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time

Why not make it a double bill with GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE at 9:30 pm here:

GHOST IN THE SHELL "Kôkaku kidôtai" (Mamoru Oshii,1995, 83 mins / 14 A  / Japanese with English subs) In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
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*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.
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