"Paprika" at Japan Society




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Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Admission: $13/$10 seniors and students/$5 Japan Society members

In an alternate near future, a revolutionary technology called the DC Mini allows a group of researchers, led by the brilliant Dr. Atsuko Chiba, to enter and record the dreams of psychiatric patients. When the prototypes are stolen, however, the dream world starts crashing into reality with increasingly disastrous effects. Aided by a trauma-stricken detective, Dr. Chiba sets out to track down the thief. The fourth and final film by the late, great Satoshi Kon is a culmination of the groundbreaking director’s visual style and a crowning achievement of Japanese animation. The screening is in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the film’s release.

Paprika is part of Japan Society’s Monthly Classics series, giving New Yorkers screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems, or recent discoveries of Japanese cinema on the first Friday of every month.

“By showing audience favorites and unearthed rarities more regularly, we hope to satiate fans as well as appeal to those just beginning to dive into the incredibly diverse world of Japanese cinema,” says Aiko Masubuchi, Japan Society Film Program Officer when Monthly Classics was reinstated at the start of the 2015-2016 season. “It also gives a chance to mark important cinematic milestones and anniversaries on a timelier basis.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.