19/10: Architecture on Film – Akira

Architecture forms a fundamental part of our everyday lives, however it is often rendered in the background with little thought given to the presence of the structures we routinely inhabit, walk-through and visually absorb.

Architecture can also be used as a medium to explore a range of themes, stories and events, especially in films where it is often used to provide an emotive tone to the scene or film, providing a background environment which sets the film in a particular genre and mood.

For this year’s festival, Cinema City will be hosting a short series of films from across the last 100 years that use architectural formations in which to reimagine a dystopian landscape; in which societies struggle with themselves, in events which could destroy the existence of humanity.

Akira (1988, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo)

Set in Tokyo in July 1988, based on the multi volume graphic novel by Otomo, Akira is a mythical and futuristic tale set in the wake of the city’s post-holocaust destruction by ‘psychic espers’ trying to force World War III.

Event info:

Date / time: 19 October / 20:15
Venue: Cinema City, St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 2AD – www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Cinema_City
Contact: Cinema City – 0871 902 5724