Akira (Science on Screen) See All Screenings

Thu Sep 19
  • Thu Sep 19

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Row House Science On Screen Series is tackling the classic “Akira". *Tickets are regularly priced; Row House Film Club Members may use their free film pass! Akira's future has finally become present day! The 1988 film predicts life in Tokyo in 2019. Join us for a discussion with Professor Molly Wright Steenson from Carnegie Mellon University, who will be exploring the potential of Akira's science fictions becoming reality. Sit back and enjoy watching the film with all that you've learned in mind!

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo Run Time: 124 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Hiroshi Ôtake, Kazumi Tanaka, Kôichi Kitamura, Mami Koyama, Michihiro Ikemizu, Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Tesshô Genda, Yuriko Fuchizaki

Set in 2019, Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a top-secret government project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists, and a powerful military leader. Considered one of the greatest films ever made.

 

Showtimes

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Friday, September 13th, @ 7:05 PM
Saturday, September 14th, @ 4:20 PM
Sunday, September 15th @ 12 PM
Monday, September 16th, @ 4:30 PM
Tuesday, September 17th, @ 2 PM
Wednesday, September 18th @ 12 PM and 7 PM
Thursday, September 19th, @ 9:15 PM

Row House Science On Screen Series is tackling the classic “Akira”.
*Tickets are regularly priced; Row House Film Club Members may use their free film pass!

Akira’s future has finally become present day! The 1988 film predicts life in Tokyo in 2019. Join us for a discussion with Professor Molly Wright Steenson from Carnegie Mellon University, who will be exploring the potential of Akira’s science fictions becoming reality. Sit back and enjoy watching the film with all that you’ve learned in mind!

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