The First Slam Dunk

First Slam Dunk
  • Saturday August 05, 2023 5:00 PM

Anime at the Modern

A worldwide phenomenon since it started as a manga serial in 1990 and was adapted subsequently into several anime series and films, The First Slam Dunk is a sports drama following the players on the Shohoku High School basketball team. Despite the title, the film adapts the manga series’ final game between Shohoku and their rival school, Sanno Industry High. Along the way the film tells the backstory of the players and how they reached this crucial point in their lives. A runaway hit in Japan, anime doesn’t get more exciting than this.

124 minutes, PG-13

All film screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinephiles who plan to enjoy the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets at once. Tickets are available online or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.