Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done.
“Following its own brand of logic, PAPRIKA is an eye-opening mind trip that is difficult to follow but never fails to dazzle.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“As a showcase of the limitless power of the imagination, PAPRIKA never fails to delight the eye and engage the mind. We are never sure exactly whom we should be cheering for, or even if we’re rooting for real characters or their avatars.” (Toronto Star)
Friday, May 27
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre passes and Groupons OK! Please redeem at the door.
PAPRIKA “Papurika” (Satoshi Kon, 2006 / 18A / 90 mins / In Japanese with English subtitles) When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.