Synopsis: Double Feature: SUMMER WARS (SAMA UOZU), 2009, 114 min. Summer is going great for teen math whiz Kenji - his secret crush, Natsuki, wants him to pose as her boyfriend at her grandmother’s 90th celebration. But when a near-impossible math problem turns up on the boy’s cellphone - and he solves it - it unlocks the door to Oz, a virtual world upon which millions depend for everything from online shopping to traffic control to national defense. In Japanese with English subtitles.
PAPRIKA (PAPURIKA), 2006, 90 min. In the near future, an experimental device allows people to view others’ dreams. A promising tool for psychotherapy, Dr. Chiba uses it on her patients, adopting the alter-ego “Paprika” to enter their nocturnal reveries. But when the machine is stolen by those who would abuse its power, dream worlds begin to impinge on reality, and only Paprika can bring an end to the chaos. In Japanese with English subtitles.