Masaaki Yuasa's strange and colorful 2004 animated debut MIND GAME finally makes its way to Canada for a theatrical debut!
MIND GAME premieres Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm. It will play nightly for at least two weeks following its premiere. Keep an eye on globecinema.ca after for full schedule and admission prices. Tickets available at the door.
Thanks to Quickdraw Animation Society for their support with this theatrical run
Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest. (via GKIDS)
This film is recommended for adult audiences, ages 18+.
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running Time: 103 minutes