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Museum of Modern Art to Show “Innocence: Ghost in the Shell”

Anyone who says anime can’t be art has officially been invalidated.

Earlier today, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced that they will screen Innocence: Ghost in the Shell. The museum will host two screenings of the film in subtitled format in August. Production I.G. is providing a 35mm print of the movie for the event.

The film will screen on the following dates:

  • 8/18/2017 at 7:30PM
  • 8/19/2017 at 4:00PM

Tickets will go on sale on August 4 for the August 18 screening. Tickets for the August 19 show will be available on August 5.

Innocence: Ghost in the Shell will screen as part of MoMA’s “Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction” exhibit. 70 science fiction films from 22 countries will be shown through August. Each of the features will examine the core concepts of humanity that can be found in near-future settings.

In addition to the films, numeorus guest speakers will host lectures, including John Sayles, Larry Fessenden, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Michael Almereyda.

Innocence: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the sequel to 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. The feature, which was co-produced by Production I.G. and Studio Ghibli, hit Japanese theaters in March 2004. Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor: The Movie, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer) directed the feature and wrote the screenplay. Hiroyuki Okiura (Zillion) served as character designer on the project. Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East, When They Cry – Higurashi) scored the film’s soundtrack.

Go Fish Pictures originally released Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on subtitled DVD in North America in 2004. Manga Entertainment released the feature with an English dub in the United Kingdom in 2006. In 2009, Bandai Entertainment released the movie on Blu-Ray in dubbed and subtitled formats.

Several adaptations of Ghost in the Shell have been released since Innocence hit theaters, including 2013 OVA series Ghost in the Shell: Arise and 2015’s Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie. Funimation released both titles on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America.

Source: Twitter (WTK)

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