Perfect Blue

Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28, 2020

PERFECT BLUE was originally scheduled to screen Fri Mar 27 – Sat Mar 28 in the Winter 2020 season of “Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites,” but the screenings have been canceled due to the unexpected closure of the theater on March 14, in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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 Winter 2020 series, “Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites.”
  • Country Japan
  • Year 1997
  • Running Time 81 minutes
  • 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