25th Anniversary! Presented by Barrio Brewing!
FRIDAY, MAY 5 – THURSDAY, MAY 11 AT 10:00PM
General Admission: $8 | Loft Members: $6
PLEASE NOTE: This animated film contains strong adult content with sequences of graphic violence and nudity. No one 17 years of age or under will be admitted. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Perfect Blue is the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent). 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 collaborators 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 been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time. (Dir. by Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 81 mins., Rated NC-17)