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April 14 — Through the Lens: 'Ghost in the Shell'

Screen shot of Ghost In the Shell anime character.
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Ghost in the Shell

Join us for a free screening of the 1995 Anime classic that inspired countless films, including The Matrix. The post-film conversation will ask the question “Why is this film a classic and who is it a classic for?” Ghost in the Shell with the University of Utah Assistant Professor Lien Fan Shen, moderated by KUER's RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Free event | Masks required | RSVP required
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

About the film:
Presented as part of our Through the Lens series, which for 2022 features a collaboration with the University of Utah’s Department of Film and Media Arts to present an extended exploration of what many Film Lovers regard as the “Classic Films” in cinematic history

Screening of the 1995 Anime classic that inspired countless films, including The Matrix. The post-film conversation will ask the question “Why is this film a classic and who is it a classic for?”

2029 — 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, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Director Mamoru Oshii’s award-winning cyber-tech thriller, based on the comic book by Masamune Shirow, has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

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