Avalon


Directed by: Mamoru Oshii


2001 | Japan/Poland | 107 min | R



Screening

Friday, March 25, 2016, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 3pm

Screening and Discussion

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 7pm


Discussion about the film to follow the Saturday evening screening

Following up on his cult anime masterpieces Patlabor 2 and Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii made his live-action debut with this virtual reality thriller set in a near-future cyberpunk wasteland, in which the youth of an unnamed European nation are enthralled with violent and illegal virtual reality computer games.


Join us after the Saturday evening screening for a discussion about the film led by guest speaker Paweł Frelik, Associate Professor of American Studies at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. This program is co-sponsored by the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies program at UCR.