Ghost in the Shell

Free Screening! Doors at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm.

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. "Ghost in the Shell" took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation.

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Credits

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Producer:

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Ken Iyadomi, Ken Matsumoto, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Shigeru Watanabe

Screenwriter:

Kazunori Itô, based on the manga by Masamune Shirow

Music:

Kenji Kawai

Principal Cast:

Atsuku Tanaka, Akio Otuska, Koichi Yamadera, Yukaka Nakano, Tamio Oki, Tessho Genda, Namaki Masakazu, Iemasa Kayumi

Contact

Distributor:

Lionsgate
Kevin.Carney@Starz.com

Publicity Contact:

Shannon Treusch
Shannontreusch@falcoink.com
(212) 445-7100

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Music Festival Wristband
Artist Wristband
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
Guest Pass
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

1995

Genre:

["Animated"]

Screening Section:

Special Events

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese with English Subtitles

Runtime:

82 mins