Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school dropouts, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future.
If you buy a ticket for this screening of Akira as well as Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Sat 20 Nov, 15:15) and Paprika (Sat 20 Nov, 21:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.
Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!