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Metropolis (Anime)

Director: Rintaro Run Time: 108 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2001 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Kei Kobayashi, Scott Weinger, Toshio Furukawa, Yuka Imoto

Japanese anime film Metropolis (aka Metoroporisu) is a Live Sound Cinema event featuring a live score by Party Supplies.

Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

If the title sounds familiar, it is…but different. Metropolis (Metoroporisu) is an anime film loosely based on the 1949 manage, also called Metropolis, that was inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic silent film Metropolis. Got it? The film draws some of its plot from the silent film (it does, after all, deal with a mysterious robot girl) but it is uniquely its own version of the robotic future. The anime was created by stars in the field: renowned anime director Rintario, Akira creater Katsuhiro Otomo (scriptwriter), and Madhouse studios and Tezuka Productions (animation).

Party Supplies is the American Dream. It is the sound of Justin Nealis, producer behind critically-acclaimed rap collabs with Action Bronson (Blue Chips) and Danny Brown (“Grown Up”) setting up a mic stand behind his MPC and strapping on a Stratocaster. Joined by multi-instrumentalist Sean Mann, the two write classic rock from the future. Half Chromeo, half Easy Rider, the Brooklyn duo drop blue collar funk, school gym foot-stompers, and yearning city boy ballads over drum machine beats on their forthcoming Fool’s Gold debut LP, Real Men Don’t Need Instructions. Inhale and salute.