60th Anniversary Restoration
98 min | 1954 | Japan | Not Rated
Directed by Ishirô Honda
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
*A discussion with Dr. Nicola Barber from the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center will immediately follow the film.
GODZILLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a release of a newly restored black and white version of the film. Made in Japan when the country was still reeling from the effects of a nuclear bomb, the movie’s radioactive, rampaging beast is the embodiment of an entire population’s fears as well as an icon of destruction that spawned almost thirty sequels. Following the screening, Dr. Nicola Barber will discuss mutation and the genetic implications of radiation exposure.