“Space Battleship Yamato” will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. at the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. (between Second and Third streets) in Los Angeles.

275015-250This live-action film is based on the Japanese sci-fi anime series of the same name.  The series was originally broadcast in Japan in 1974. An English dubbed version of the series, known as “Star Blazers,” aired in the United States in 1979.

The story is set in the year 2199. The Gamilas, a mysterious alien enemy, has been decimating the Earth to unlivable and irradiated conditions for the past five years.  Humankind now lives underground to escape the radiation, but with only a year until extinction.

One day while roaming the surface of Earth, former pilot Susumu Kodai (Takuya Kimura) comes across a capsule sent from the planet Iskandar that reveals there is technology that has the power to eradicate the radiation from Earth.  A chosen crew of space battleship Yamato takes off on the long trip to Iskandar with hopes to save the Earth.

For ticket information, visit www.downtownindependent.com.

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