Next Club Meeting: June 22, 2024, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the third Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

"Built to Serve..."

M A R S  EXPRESS
In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker.

On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.

About the director: Jérémie Périn was born in 1978 in the north of France. He studied animation at the renowned Gobelins school, graduating in 2000. Since 2001, he has worked for various animation studios, acquiring solid experience in storyboarding, layout, compositing, and design. He moved on to directing in 2004 with TV series pilots and short films.

In 2007, he collaborated with the studio JE SUIS BIEN CONTENT as a producer and director on various series such as CO2, Nini Patalo and Socks. He also works at Autochenille Production, working on the development of The Rabbi’s Cat and Sardine in Outer Space. In 2009, he directed the opening credits of the film Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life and the music video “Truckers Delight” for the band Flairs. In 2016, he wrote and directed the Lastman series. Mars Express is his debut feature film.

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