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December 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done.
Dir. Satoshi Kon. 2006. 90 min.
“Expands your notion of what animation can achieve.” – Newsweek
“A sophisticated work of the imagination…challenging and disturbing and uncanny in the ways it captures the nature of dreams.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Gorgeously animated, in Kon’s shimmering, hyperreal style, and sickeningly scary.” – Slate