***THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED***
Film: Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊)
When: Sunday the 4rd of November, 8:15am
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Directions)
As part of the Tyneside cinema’s ‘Cult Classic All Nighter II’ they will be showing the legendary Japanese Anime film Ghost in the Shell.
Made in 1995 and adapted from Masamune Shirow’s (士郎 正宗) manga of the same name, Ghost in the Shell attempt’s to be a more serious streamlined story than it’s manga origin. The film is set in 2029 and humanity has become interconnected by a vast electronic information network, but it is also a battle ground on which Tokyo’s section 9 cyborg police officers fight crime. Major Motoko Kusanagi is on the trail of a criminal known as the puppet master who seemingly has the ability to hack into humans minds. Kusanagi and the puppet master are on a collision course, but what connection do the two have, and what answers will be revealed when they meet?
Ghost in the Shell is one of the most critically lauded anime films ever produced and one of the few to enter non-Japanese pop culture. You can’t miss this opportunity to see it in the cinema.