The American Cinematheque Presents the Extraordinary Anime Cult Classic Mind Game

This exhilarating cult classic is an explosion of gloriously colorful, rapid fire images, using a series of disparate visual styles to tell one continuous story. Early on, wimpy Nishi, too inept to save his sweetheart from some menacing yakuza, is grotesquely murdered by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. Instead, Nishi runs in the opposite direction, returning to Earth a changed man, driven to live each psychedelic moment to the fullest.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90028

Leave the kids at home. This is not a film for children.

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