Satoshi Kon to Appear at Free NYC Paprika Showing

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Director to discuss acclaimed surreal film before Monday showing

Director Satoshi Kon will appear at a free screening of his acclaimed Paprika film at The ImaginAsian theater in New York City on Monday. Kon will discuss the film in a 7:00 p.m. talk before the actual screening. New York-Tokyo and All-Nippon Airways are presenting this English-subtitled showing, and RSVP is required for attendance.

The surreal film is based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's original novel of the same name. The story takes place in the near future when a device named the DC Mini allows psychologists to enter people's dreams. However, a prototype is stolen, and so Dr. Atsuko Chiba must enter the dream world as her free-spirited Paprika alter-ego to track down the culprit.

New York City's Film Society of Lincoln Center will be also screening four of Kon's films between June 27 and July 1. The film society is hosting a separate appearance by the director after a paid-admission showing of Paprika on June 27.

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