In his feature filmmaking debut, renowned visual artist Takashi Murakami transforms the classic cinematic trope of the new kid on the block into an epic genre-defying adventure. Having recently lost his father, young Masashi moves with his mother to a small city in the Japanese countryside. But when he discovers that their new apartment is already inhabited by a pint-sized, gravity-defying creature, Masashi begins to pull back the curtain on this sleepy town and finds that very little is what it appears to be. Unraveling a conspiracy that involves everything from remote-controlled avatars to crazed rival cults, Masashi discovers that he and his classmates are at the center of a nefarious experiment. Not only an accomplished artist but also a connoisseur of Japanese popular culture, Murakami packs his film with a delirious abundance of ideas and imagery. What other coming-of-age fantasy has tween romance, a role-playing battle royale, nuclear intrigue, rival doppelgangers, and a giant monster? Join us for the North American premiere of Jellyfish Eyes and see for yourself.
Bing Theater | International Premiere | Followed by a Q&A with director Takashi Murakami.
$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and The New York Times Film Club members | Members of these three groups can purchase tickets starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 19 | Limit two tickets per membership | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online
$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public | Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 26 | Two ticket limit | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can be picked up at the Hammer Building Ticket Office at LACMA during museum hours anytime after purchase or on the night of the screening any time before the start of the event. Ticketed guests must be in the theater by the published start time of the event, otherwise your seat(s) may be released and distributed to the standby line.