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Sat, Oct 24, 2015

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Ghost in the Shell

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GHOST IN THE SHELL

(1995) dir Mamoru Oshii [83 min; DCP]
Sci-fi animation rarely rises to the heights reached here by the great Mamoru Oshii. One of the most effective cyberpunk narratives ever put on screen, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows the cyborg cop Motoko as she and her partner pursue a sinister hacker known as the Puppet Master both on- and offline. A stunning depiction of a digital future that seems closer all the time.

★★★★☆ “For sheer mind-expanding sci-fi strangeness this is hard to beat.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“Mamoru Oshii’s direction deftly merges gritty realism with a dreamlike quality.” – Laura Evenson, San Francisco Chronicle

“Ghost In The Shell is an ultra-violent, rocket-paced film—over and out in just over 80 minutes—but it’s a poetic one, too.” – Noel Murray, The Dissolve

“This is a work of profound and melancholic beauty; every bit as essential in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.” – Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

Saturdays, Sept 19 – Oct 24, 2015

Reel Weird Brattle • Camp Sci-Fi CampOur run of THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM inspired us to delve deeper into the dark, late-night side of animation, and we want to take you along for the journey. We start off with Linklater’s trippy 2006 feature A SCANNER DARKLY, before moving on to legendary Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s ALICE. We’ll stop along the way to consider Fritz the Cat director Joseph Kaufmann’s 1973 follow up feature HEAVY TRAFFIC, René Laloux’s surreal masterpiece FANTASTIC PLANET, and contemporary fave Don Hertzfeldt’s 2012 feature, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. We wrap up in late October with Mamoru Oshii’s highly acclaimed cyberpunk tale GHOST IN THE SHELL. Join us Saturdays at 11:30 for this exciting survey of really weird animation!

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A SCANNER DARKLY
Sat 9/19 at 11:30 PM
ALICE
Sat 9/26 at 11:30 PM
HEAVY TRAFFIC
Sat 10/3 at 11:30 PM
FANTASTIC PLANET
Sat 10/10 at 11:30 PM
IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Sat 10/17 at 11:30 PM
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Sat 10/24 at 11:30 PM

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