531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 9:30 PM)
"An enjoyably trippy Japanese animated feature from director Mamoru Hosoda, SUMMER WARS combines real-world drama (school crushes, testy relatives) with virtual-world dramatics."
- Philadelphia Inquirer
A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.""
- Los Angeles Times
From the visionary directory of THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (2007 Japanese Academy Award winner, Best Animated Feature) comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse!
Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiance at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new family set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.