DGC Video: Perfect Blue
Director: Satoshi Kon Run Time: 81 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1997 Language: Japanese
Starring: Junko Iwao, Masaaki Okura, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Yousuke Akimoto
Perfect Blue, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon, returns to theaters in a brand new digital transfer.
Synopsis: Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go… Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collabora- tors begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.
“DARK, DISTURBING AND INSANELY BEAUTIFUL… THE STANLEY KUBRICK OF ANIME” -VICE, OLIVER LUNN
“A REBELLIOUS CULT GEM” -INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, MICHAEL-OLIVER HARDING
“GENUINELY DISORIENTING” -FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, MAITLAND MCDONAGH
“MASTERPIECE” -DAZED, ROISIN KIBERD
“ONE OF THE BEST ANIMATED MOVIES EVER MADE” -TIME OUT, USA TODAY, COMPLEX
Tuesday, February 28, 2023: 7:00
Ticket Prices: $10 Regular