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Ghost in the Shell

Friday, Dec 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Mamoru Oshii. 1995, 84 mins. DCP. Japanese with English subtitles. With Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka. Writer-director Oshii’s legendary anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s popular cyberpunk manga is set in 2029 Hong Kong, where an information network powers society, connecting cybernetic bodies (shells) and souls (ghosts). A major influence on the Wachowskis’ Matrix trilogy, the film follows agent Major Kusanagi in a search for “The Puppet Master,” a computer-generated virus able to hack into minds. Oshii’s masterful hand-drawn cel animation combines with computer-generated graphics to create a visionary spectacle that has retained its philosophical and moral depth over the decades.  

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.