SXSW to Feature Special Screening of the Classic ‘Ghost in the Shell’


On March 14, 2017, Paramount is set to host an outside screening of the classic Ghost in the Shell  to celebrate the release of the Limited Steelbook and Mondo Artwork on Bluray. The first 100 attendees will receive a poster for the upcoming live action film. Tiny pies will provide snacks.

For those who don’t know much about one of the most celebrated Japanese animated films of all time, here’s the official synopsis:

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.  Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.

The screening will take place on the Long Center Terrace. The show starts at 8, and doors open at 6:00pm.


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