Films: Ghost in the Shell

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Ghost in the Shell  {Kokaku kidotai}

Ghost in the Shell
Kokaku kidotai

Japan, 1995, 83 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Animated, Cult, Japan, Thriller
Programs: Contemporary World Cinema, Focus on Japanese Cinema, Art, & Culture
Language: Japanese English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: Mamoru Oshii
Producer: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Ken Iyadomi, Ken Matsumoto, Yoshimasa Mizuo, Shigeru Watanabe
Editor: Shûichi Kakesu
Screenwriter: Kazunori Itô
Cinematographer: Hisao Shirai
Principal Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ohtsuka, Tamio Ôki, Iemasa Kayumi, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

2029. A female government cyberagent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of The Puppet Master—a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victims’ memories. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and code-named Project 2501, this virtual-agent prototype has begun to defy its makers by seeking asylum within new host bodies beyond the ’net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against one another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent hacker.

Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm when it was released in 1995, launching a whole new movement in anime. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest in computer-graphic technology, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke ground with its emphasis on detailed artistic expression and a storyline of unprecedented complexity. It has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time.

Ghost in the Shell will be introduced by Quintin Gonzalez, a painter in the UCD College of Arts & Media with a particular interest in manga. Gonzalez will also lead a post-film discussion of the film.
—BRIT WITHEY


Introduced by Quintin Gonzalez, who will also lead a post-film discussion

Sponsored by Asian Art Coordinating Council, Consulate General of Japan at Denver, The Japan Foundation, University of Colorado—Denver's College of Arts & Media


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