Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988)
I can find something to love in every scene of Akira (the falling glass, a bouncing helmet full of blood, lights appearing out of the silent darkness), but this is…this made a big impression on me as a kid. It’s still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, especially when combined with the previous moment, where Kaneda leaps off the back of someone else’s bike, hits the ground running, and then ruins this guy’s life. It’s so thugged out. This might’ve been The Moment of the movie for me.
I think Colin and Justin directed the opening ceremony.
Director: Christine Umpfenbach
A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves.