The Art of Japanese Animation

Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
  • August 7, 2015 - 10:00pm

PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon, 2006)

When a machine that allows therapists to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts is stolen, the research facility is sent into an uproar and all hell breaks loose. In the wrong hands, the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Only a young female doctor can stop it. Entering the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code-named "Paprika," she attempts to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

90 minutes; R; Japanese with English subtitles

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth joins with Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW in celebrating the art ofJapanese animation.

 

Screenings are held in the Modern Art Museum auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Lone Star members and Modern Reel People, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 7. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.themodern.org. Tickets will also be available for sale in person at the Modern's admission desk .

 

Dr. Marc Hairston and Dr. Pamela Gossin counseled the Lone Star Film Society and the Modern in the selection of the films for this series, and one or both will introduce the films and be available for discussions following the screenings.

 

Dr. Marc Hairston is a scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a project utilizing a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charge particle motions are related. Dr. Hairston is also interested in the scholarly study of anime and manga and is on the board of editors of Mechademia, the first English-language academic journal addressing these topics. Along with Dr. Pamela Gossin, Dr. Hairston teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki."

 

Dr. Pamela Gossin studies the interdisciplinary relationships of literature, history, and science, especially astronomy and cosmology, from the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution to the present. Dr. Gossin is an active member of the advisory board of Mechademia, the world's first English-language academic journal devoted to the study of anime and manga. Along with Dr. Marc Hairston, Dr. Gossin teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki."