Cult Film Club: Akira
Wed 28 January 6:15pm
In Japanese with English subtitles.
The University of Northampton‘s Cult Film Club present a screening of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyperpunk classic.
Voted by Empire readers as one of the top 100 best films ever and cited by everyone from James Cameron and Ridley Scott to Daft Punk as a massive influence on their work, Akira kick-started the anime phenomenon all over the world, opening the doors for everything from Pokémon to Princess Mononoke.
Beyond its stunning visuals and kinetic action, its sci-fi plotting and spy-flick style, it’s also an intricate political thriller, with reluctant underclass heroes taking on a corrupt and cynical establishment. Military experiments, government conspiracies and drugged-up bikers dressed as clowns drag the viewer on a thrill ride from here to infinity.
But the cult is challenged by Tetsuo, a young biker who is losing control of his recently discovered telekinetic powers – powers which threaten the end of the world
For more details see the Errol Flynn Film House web site : http://www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com/films/cult-film-club-akira/