SFFS Presents: 'Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos'
SF Film Society Cinema
1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)
Back by popular demand! One of the most highly anticipated anime releases slated for 2012, 'Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos' continues the powerhouse manga/anime narrative allegorizing the industrial revolution in Europe. In this alternate reality, alchemy is the most advanced form of science. And, while the earlier parts of the series focused on the quest to find the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, this new extension of the 'Fullmetal' tale presents a fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities that leads Edward and Alphonse, the Elric brothers, to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Edward and Alphonse quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She’ll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory—even if that means harnessing the awful power of the Philosopher’s Stone.