Wednesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 23
IFC Center – 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third Street)
Tickets: $14/$10 seniors and children/$9 IFC members
The directorial debut from acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami, JELLYFISH EYES brings its creator’s endless imagination to the screen in a tale of family, friendship, and loyalty set in a world of fantasy that only Murakami could conjure.
Having moved to the country with his mother following the death of his father, young Masashi (Takuto Sueoka) immediately makes a most unlikely friend: a flying, jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo. Taking Kurage-bo under his wing and into the classroom, Masashi soon discovers that his schoolmates have similar friends – and that they, their creators, and the town itself are not all they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s film carries a message of cooperation and hope while boasting unforgettable creature designs and handmade special effects nearly a decade in the making. A touching triumph of creativity and wonder, JELLYFISH EYES is a must-see for film lovers of all ages.
Q&A with Takashi Murakami Wednesday, July 15 at the 7:00 p.m. show!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit IFC Center’s website.