Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (20th Anniversary Restoration)

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (20th Anniversary Restoration)

9:30pm - Monday, Jul 8, 2024

Acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii pushes further into the world and concepts first developed in his groundbreaking film GHOST IN THE SHELL, considered one of the most important and iconic anime films ever made. With its thought-provoking speculations on artificial intelligence, which have only become more relevant in our present world, GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE celebrates its 20th anniversary w a lustrous new 4K restoration.

In the year 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. A string of murders perpetrated by a prototype android model has drawn the attention of Public Security Section 9, a unit specializing in counter cyber-terrorism. With none of the victims' families pressing charges, suspicions arise regarding the nature of the androids and their production company. In the course of the investigation, the almost entirely cyber-bodied agent Batou, and his still human partner Togusa embark on a journey through a technological dystopia, taking on ferocious Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.

"Mamoru Oshii's 2004 follow-up to his 1995 anime noir is that rare sequel that surpasses the original." (Chicago Reader)

"The elegance, attention to detail, the invention and expertise all ensure that the movie's never less than visually breathtaking." (Time Out)

"Innocence' doesn't just reveal a wealth of visual enchantments; it restates the case that there can and should be more to feature-length animations than cheap jokes, bathos and pandering." (New York Times)

Anime Monday, July 8 Encore Screening
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time

GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE (Mamoru Oshii. 2004 / 100 mins / 14A / Japanese w/EST)A mostly-mechanical cyborg and his human-looking partner track robotic sex dolls that have murdered their masters.

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