Anime At OMSI
Anime at OMSI returns to the Empirical Theater just in time to celebrate the Oregon Convention Center debut of Kumoricon, the Pacific Northwest's annual showcase of anime and Japanese culture. Among the films to be featured on the Empirical's four-story screen are a mix of classic and recent anime releases including an evening devoted to the Rebuild of Evangelion film series and the latest work from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and the Beast.
Each film will be exhibited in Japanese with English subtitles, the exception being The Boy and the Beast where the English dubbed version will be shown.
Tickets for each film are priced at $7 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors. Discounts are available for OMSI members and Kumoricon attendees.
6:00pm Evangelion: 1.11 You Are [Not] Alone
8:00pm Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
10:00pm Evangelion: 3.33 You Can [Not] Redo
7:00pm The Boy and the Beast
7:00pm Psycho-Pass: The Movie
Also, don't miss Kubo and the Two Strings playing at 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday!
Evangelion: 1.11 You Are [Not] Alone
Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.
Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.
Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: NR (Recommended 14 and older) | Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
Brutal mechanized action explodes on a grand scale as towering cyborg gladiators – the Eva Units – fight for the fate of the world.
In the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact looming, Shinji and Rei find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. Maneuvering their enormous Eva machines into combat, the four young souls fight desperately to save mankind from the heavens – but will they be able to save themselves?
Duration: 112 mins. | Rating: NR (Recommended 14 and older) | Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Laser Foo Fighters
Song List includes
Something From Nothing
Learn to Fly
Times Like These
Best of You
All My Life
This is a Call
Laser Pink Floyd: The Vision Bell
Song List includes:
Any Colour You Like
Have A Cigar
Wish you Were Here
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1)
The Happiest Day of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall ( Pt. 2)
Is There Anybody Out There?
Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)
Duration: TBA | Rating: All Ages
Evangelion: 3.33 You Can [Not] Redo
Fourteen years after the Third Impact, the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, human civilization is in ruins, and the people Shinji knows are almost unrecognizable. The people he once protected treat him like a prisoner and threaten to kill him if he pilots another Eva.
At NERV headquarters, Shinji meets pianist Kaworu Nagisa, who offers him warmth and insight into the state of Nerv's war with the Angels. As the boys bond, the organization’s true mission comes into focus, and Shinji finds that his enemies are no longer Angels but former comrades. In this bitter confrontation to determine the future of the world, Shinji will learn first-hand that the past truly cannot be undone.
Duration: 95 mins. | Rating: NR (Recommended 14 and older) | Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Kubo and the Two Strings
From acclaimed Portland animation studio Laika comes this sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan.
In this epic fantasy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shore-side village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.
Directed by Travis Knight, the voice cast of Kubo and the Two Strings includes Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron and Academy Award® nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes and Brenda Vaccaro -- and Art Parkinson as Kubo.
Duration: 102 mins. | Rating: PG
The Boy and the Beast
When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.
The Boy and the Beast is the latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda. His directorial credits include The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children, all three of which received the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film.
Duration: 120 mins. | Rating: PG-13 | Presented in English dubbed version
One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. A teen-age boy is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and based on his graphic comic of the same name, Akira is widely considered one of the best animated features of all time ranking number 5 on the Total Film Top 50 Animated Films list and number 16 on Time Out's top 50 animated movie list.
Duration: 124 mins. | Rating: R
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Become an Astrogeologist
Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Investigate planets, moons and meteors through hands-on and small group activities. Create impact craters in flour and lava patterns in cake batter. Allergy note: activities use flour.
Recommended for ages 8 and up with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Psycho-Pass: The Movie
In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.
When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System’s security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?
Duration: 113 mins. | Rating: R | Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Edible Cinema: Big Trouble in Little China
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
6:30PM | Doors open, pick up your tray of numbered boxes and find a seat.
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:05PM | Movie: Big Trouble in Little China (Duration: 1 hr. 39 mins. | Rating: PG-13)
Tickets are $25pp.
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
ABOUT THE FILM
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
Release date: July 2 1986 (USA)
Director: John Carpenter
In addition to the bite-sized tasting menu, the Empirical Cafe will be serving burritos, hotdogs, grilled cheese, and movie snacks, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.