Its legacy is such that it continues to reverberate in pop culture’s echo chamber, occasionally reappearing in properties clearly influenced by its stunning visuals. Without Akira, we wouldn’t have The Matrix, Looper, Chronicle, or Inception.

— Trey Taylor, Dazed

Akira | SOLD OUT

Film • Jan 18

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In 1988, the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo. In 2019, 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 suddenly manifests supernatural powers.

Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo.

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1988. Japan. 124 minutes. Rated R for graphic violence and brief nudity.
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