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ComiQuest Film Festival
November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 10, 2019
COMIQUEST FILM SERIES (Nov 8-10)
Presented in conjunction with the NCComicon.
All Tickets: $5 per person
OR with your purchase of tickets to NC Comicon Bull City 2019 you get FREE PASSES!
Individual $5 tickets available through the Carolina Theatre box office at 919.560.3030.
(Japan, R, 1988, 124 min)
One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he’s bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic.
In Japanese with English subtitles
CLASH OF THE TITANS
(US, PG, 1981, 118 min)
Perseus (Harry Hamlin) is the favored son of the god Zeus (Laurence Olivier), but he’s unwittingly gained the wrath of the sea goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith). To make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis’s son! Stop-motion effects legend Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts) unleashes the snake-haired Medusa, a fearsome Kraken, the winged Pegasus, giant scorpions and more!
(R, 1994, 102 min)
Before Sin City and The Dark Knight rose, there was The Crow. This is the original ‘dark, lurid revenge fantasy from director Alex Proyas that entranced audiences and critics alike. Featuring Brandon Lee in his final, tragic performance, The Crow is the tale of young musician Eric Draven who, along with his fiancee, is murdered on the eve of their Halloween wedding. Exactly one year after their deaths, Eric is risen from the grave by a mysterious crow to seek out his killers and force them to answer for their crimes.
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
(G, 1968, 88 min)
The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters. Set in the remote future of 1999, when the people of Earth have achieved world peace by confining destructive creatures to Monsterland (until an alien race intervenes), Destroy All Monsters mounts a thrilling display of innovative action sequences and memorable images that have made it a favorite for generations of viewers.
In Japanese with English subtitles
THE LAST UNICORN
(G, 1982, 92 min)
Brought to life by the luminary voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, and Angela Lansbury, this is the animated story of a lonely unicorn who sets out on an extraordinary quest to find her lost brothers and sisters. Along the way she meets a colorful cast of characters, including a bumbling wizard who magically transforms her into a beautiful damsel. When a handsome prince falls in love with her, he challenges the evil foe who holds her captive. But the task proves harder than imagined, and the unicorn soon discovers that real magic comes from believing in the impossible. Featuring songs performed by America.
(PG-13, 2005, 119 min)
A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything—or anyone—to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon (Cabin in the Woods) comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE
(PG, 1991, 88 min)
Back by bodacious demand! Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael return for their most thrilling adventure yet. This time the evil Shredder has learned the secret of the ooze, the force behind the Turtles’ mutation and amazing fighting abilities. Now more dangerous than ever, Shredder is determined to destroy the Turtles, bringing along new villains Tokka and Rahzar for a battle to the end.
RETRO FILM SERIES Double Feature in Conjunction with NCCOMICON
Tickets: $9.50 OR with your purchase of tickets to NC Comicon Bull City 2019 you get FREE PASSES!
Walt Disney’s THE ROCKETEER
(PG, 1991, 108 min)
The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who’s a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly), the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The Rocketeer is based on a comic character created by Dave Stevens.
Walt Disney’s TRON
(PG, 1982, 98 min)
Experience the original landmark motion picture that inspired a new generation of digital filmmakers and became a favorite of fans and critics across the world. When a brilliant video game maker named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer, he is beamed inside an astonishing digital world and becomes part of the very game he is designing. Now, his best chance of survival in this virtual world is to set out in search of the security program TRON.