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Cowboy Bebop + The Cowboy Bebop Bebop Band

VIFF Live

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Get your tickets at the early bird price of $18 before August 5. Regular tickets will be $25.

Here’s the double whammy of the season! Fresh from their sold out shows at Tyrant Studios & Hero’s Welcome, the Cowboy Bebop Bebop Band (led by Steven Zhu) returns, featuring some of the hottest young Jazz musicians in Vancouver playing music from the seminal Cowboy Bebop anime.

This special performance will be paired with a screening of the 2001 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.

RJ Abella — trumpet; Gordy Li — sax; Afu Keteca — bari sax; Patrick Kao — guitar; Rick Son — keys; Piyotr Kao — bass; Steven Zhu — drums

Live Music: 7:30 pm
Movie: 8:45 pm

 


The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty…

Known in Japan as Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, this visually thrilling expansion from the ever-popular anime series more than stands the test of time — in fact it feels more timely now than it did back in 2001.

A brilliant feature-length anime that’s good enough to deserve mention in the same breath as Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away.

Jamie Russell, BBC

Honors the affectless beauty of the original anime art and maintains the outlaw boppiness of the series concept.

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Even with its slow-moving observations of its recreation of the modern world and its characters’ introspections about the meaning of their lives, the film defies the idea that a feature-length episode of Cowboy Bebop would be anything less than thrilling. It simply rocks as an action movie.

Kambole Campbell, Thrillist

 

Thanks to

Director

Shinichirō Watanabe

Credits
Country of Origin

Japan

Year

2001

Language

In Japanese with English subtitles

19+
120 min

Book Tickets

Monday August 26

7:30 pm
Guests/Q&As Hearing Assistance Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Credits

Screenwriter

Keiko Nobumoto

Original Music

Keiko Nobumoto