Film still from <em>Akira</em> Image courtesy of Madman Distribution.

Film still from Akira Image courtesy of Madman Distribution.

Akira

Exhibition film
  • Sat 21 Sep 2019
  • 3—5:15PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free Entry
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: M

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

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

Screened in association with the exhibition Yuichiro Tamura: Milky Mountain | 裏返りの山

JP, 1988, 124 min., Dir. Katsuhiro Ôtomo

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Film still from <em>Akira</em> Image courtesy of Madman Distribution.

Film still from Akira Image courtesy of Madman Distribution.

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