Matinee Film: Ghost in the Shell

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Monday Aug 28, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Adams Shore Branch

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