Japanese filmmaker Satoshi Kon, who got his start in the ’80s as a manga illustrator, has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most impressive cinematic talents working in anime. See for yourself why his suspenseful anime thrillers are often compared to the best of Hitchcock at this five-day retrospective titled Satoshi Kon: Beyond Imagination, which includes every episode of the cult-favorite television series Paranoia Agent and four full-length movies. Tonight, Kon will join in a conversation about his career with Film Society program director Richard Peña. You can also check out his drawings, which are on display in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater lobby (through July 15). Opens tonight, through July 1, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue,, $

June 27-July 1, 8 p.m., 2008