Takashi Murakami to screen new film 'Jellyfish Eyes' in New York City
Takashi Murakami, one of the most famous and prolific contemporary artists in the world, makes his directorial debut with his new film Jellyfish Eyes, and lucky New Yorkers will have a chance to go to the screening at the Film Society at Lincoln Center on June 1st, including a free Q&A with the man himself after the film.
It promises to be like no other film you've ever seen. Artist Takashi Murakami is now also a film director. Jellyfish Eyes, a coming-of-age sci-fi fantasy, will be shown at the Film Society at Lincoln Center on June 1st. Not only do tickets cost only 13 dollars for adults, 9 for students and seniors, and 8 for members of the Film Society, there is a free Q&A with Murakami after, where he will talk about anything you want to ask him. He will even be showing some of his artwork, so if you're a fan, it's a must for you to get yourself a spot in the long line (which there probably will be) and get yourself inside the Film Society. Tickets for the Q&A are on a first come first serve basis, and you are only allowed one ticket per person.
Not only will it be special for his fans, it's sure to be a special day for Murakami as well. In 1994, at the age of 32, he came to New York City and participated in a year long program at MoMA P.S.1 in Long Island City, where he was inspired by many fellow contemporary artists. Prior to his arrival in New York, most of his work was not well received in Japan. He returned to Japan after his stay in New York, and from then on he started to flourish. And now he's a painter, sculptor, animator, and director superstar.
For those of you in New York, this is an opportunity to go watch a crazy film made by one of the most important contemporary artists of our generation. And to listen to him speak. For free. Here's the trailer. AMAZING.