Paprika (パプリカ)

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Film:

Paprika (パプリカ)

Showtimes:

Sunday Oct 23 07:30 PM
Tuesday Oct 25 01:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 25 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Part of Japanese Cinema • 日本映画祭 + Satoshi Kon Tribute

Directed by Satoshi Kon. Japan. 2005. 90 min. Japanese with English subtitles.

Kon explores the intersection between the human and the machine in what the New York Times calls a “mind-twisting, eye-tickling wonder.” In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment—PT—has been invented. Through a device called the “DC Mini,” it is able to act as a “dream detective” to enter into people’s dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer’s personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name “Paprika,” in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

Special thanks to community partners Art & Flea and Kawaii Kon.

Read the New York Times review.

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