Neo (Keanu Reeves) is a hacker recruited by the enigmatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to fight against oppressive machines who’ve enslaved humanity in a simulated world called the ‘Matrix’ in order to harvest their physical bodies as an energy source. Whoa. The Matrix is an amalgamation of three of the Wachowski Siblings main loves: anime, philosophy, and cyberpunk. Pulling from the works of Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), Jean Baudrillard (Simulacra and Simulation), and others, the Wachowski’s concocted a groundbreaking film that pays homage to its forefathers but is far from derivative, standing shoulder to shoulder with the great works that preceded it.
Noted sci-fi author William Gibson described as “the ultimate ‘cyberpunk’ artifact.” 20 years later, The Matrix’s influence still reverberates throughout the cinematic landscape, not least in part thanks to masterful fight scenes choreographed by martial artist Yuen Woo-ping (Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master; Iron Money; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), revolutionary visual effects that include the film’s iconic ‘bullet time’ sequences, and a complex, layered narrative that still raises questions about the nature of our reality.
— Tickets to this After Hours screening can be purchased in advance on our website here: http://gablescinema.com/events/the-matrix/
Tickets are $8 General Admission and include a free popcorn and happy hour drink specials.
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