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Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

2009

Japan

Color

114 minutes

Showtimes

FAMILY FLICKS

Summer Wars

This animated cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force. Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job—passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration.

But when Kenji solves a math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Takashi Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colors.