While it’s getting harder and harder to find a good deal in L.A. nowadays, there are still bargains to be found, like this screening of Katsuhiro Otomo’s contemporary classic Akira.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will screen the ever-timely film on Monday, December 2, as part of its annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation. It’ll be shown at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The event will be followed by a discussion with a group of contemporary American animation artists who have been inspired by the 1988 film. Missing from the panel is Kanye West, who has proclaimed Akira as the “greatest animation achievement in history.” The speakers are: