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Directed by: Mamoru Oshii

Runtime: 83 min

Year: 1995

Country: Japan

Rated: Not Rated

Restrictions: Suggested for mature audiences - Click here for Common Sense Media's age suggestions

Language: Japanese

Captions: Fully Subtitled

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Dramatic

Post-film discussion about Anime and the importance of Ghost in the Shell with the University of Utah Assistant Professor Lien Fan Shen, moderated by KUER's RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

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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Through The Lens series presented in partnership with:
KUER 90.1RadioWest

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Thursday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM

In Person |

Jeanné Wagner Theatre – Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Post-film discussion Assistant Professor Lien Fan Shen, moderated by KUER's RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.


Restrictions: RSVP required • Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn during the entirety of the event • Seating will be at a reduced capacity.

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