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Dir. Mamoru Oshii. 2001, 106 mins. Digital projection. With Malgorzata Foremniak, Dariusz Biskupski. Best known for his animated work (Ghost in the Shell), Oshii creates a new sort of cyborg entity—a digital-photographic fusion.In this Japanese cult film’s dystopic future, the population is hooked on an illegal virtual reality war game called Avalon, and a lone player risks real death in pursuit of its elusive final level. Oshii creates a sepia-toned digital-photographic hybrid, punctuated by revelatory action shots that dissolve into 2D layers.

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