Perfect Blue

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

DCP Projection

Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go…Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.

Screening as part of our Spring 2022 series, “Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites.”

  • Country Japan
  • Year 1997
  • Running Time 81 minutes
  • Distributor GKIDS
  • Director Satoshi Kon
  • Writer Yoshikazu Takeuchi (original story), Sadayuki Murai (screenplay)
  • Cinematographer Hisao Shirai (director of filming), Hideki Hamazu (director of animation)
  • Cast Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Masaaki Okura, Shinpachi Tsuji
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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