Movie screening: Summer Wars

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August 7th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009, 115 min.

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Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake.

This intriguingly intelligent cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force, with the amazing world of Oz as the highlight. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Takashi Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colors.

-GKids Films

 

 


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Starts:
August 7th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Ends:
August 7th, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Doors Open:
Japanese with English subtitles
Cost:
Free
Registration:
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Phone:
416-966-1600

Venue

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location)
131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213
Toronto, ON M5S 1R1 Canada
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Phone:
416-966-1600