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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 4K Premiere + Pre-Screening Reception

June 15, 2024
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Co-presented with GKIDS and Anime NYC. Japan Society proudly presents both the original Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence in honor of the 20th anniversary of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and its upcoming nationwide 4K theatrical release.

4K Premiere. Acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii pushes further into the world and concepts first developed in his original groundbreaking Ghost in the Shell with thought-provoking speculations on artificial intelligence which have only become more relevant in our present world. In the year 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction, and a string of murders perpetrated by a prototype android has drawn the attention of Public Security Section 9, a unit specializing in counter cyber-terrorism. With none of the victims’ families pressing charges, suspicions arise regarding the nature of the androids and their production company. In the course of the investigation, the almost entirely cyber-bodied agent Batou, and his still human partner Togusa embark on a journey through a technological dystopia, taking on ferocious Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence celebrates its 20th anniversary in a new 4K restoration.

Event begins with a pre-screening reception at 7 PM. Screening begins at 8 PM. 

Purchase tickets to both Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence to save up to 20% (excluding fees, where applicable) on both tickets.

Dir. Mamoru Oshii, 2004, 98 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English Subtitles. With Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Otsuka, Koichi Yamadera.

© 2004 Shirow Masamune/KODANSHA・IG, ITNDDTD

Co-presented with GKIDS and Anime NYC.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Anime NYC and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Prince Kitano New York, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 8:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $22 Nonmembers
  • $16 Members
  • $20 Seniors/Students
  • $20 Person with Disability

Inclusive of fees, where applicable.

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