Anime ‘Ghost in the Shell’ at Laemmle Theaters

Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica

NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Ahrya Fine Arts, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

The Japanese version with English subtitles will be shown on Tuesday, and the English-dubbed version on Wednesday. All showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except Tuesday at 9:45 p.m. at the Ahrya Fine Arts. This screening will be introduced by Richard Epcar, who voices Batou.

In 2029, a female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, she embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.

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