Pokémon: The First Movie
Monday Aug 15 06:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. 1999. Japan. 75 min.
Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, has ambitious plans to take over the world with his latest experiment, a powerful clone of the rare Pokémon Mew, named Mewtwo. Mewtwo is very powerful and smart—too smart. When Mewtwo escapes from the lab, the rogue Pokémon crafts its own scheme, clandestinely inviting a number of Pokémon Trainers to the ultimate contest. Of course, since it's an event for talented trainers, Ash Ketchum is there in the front row!
Ash's excitement turns to fear and anger when Mewtwo reveals its plan for domination, creating powerful clones of all of the Pokémon so it can even the "imbalance" between Pokémon and their trainers. Despite Ash's protests, Mewtwo refuses to believe that Pokémon and people can be friends. But when faced with the determination of a young trainer and the love of his Pokémon, Mewtwo is forced to reconsider, especially when pitted against the power of the mysterious Mew!
Be the very best: Come dressed in your Pokémon Go team colors and compete in a trivia contest for prizes!
Musukawas musubi will be available for purchase. Menu: salmon chazuke, pork belly, chicken katsu, tuna salad with shiso rice, and original Spam.
Special thanks to Kawaii Kon, TJ Pegues, and Pokémon GO! HI.
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