Friday, September 16 at 7 pm
Screening followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Anthony Weintraub. Deep in the urban sprawl of a dilapidated pan-Asian cityscape named Treasure Town, streetwise orphans Black and White spend their days pickpocketing, soaring across rooftops and fighting petty turf wars. The arrival of a yakuza faction, however, brings a new set of challenges when plans to raze the metropolis and build an amusement park to replace it take hold. Widely energetic in its direction and innovative art style, Tekkonkinkreet adapts Taiyo Matsumoto’s celebrated manga into a startling vision—as well as the first major anime production to be helmed and written by non-Japanese talent.
Dir. Michael Arias, 2006, 111 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Kazunari Ninomiya, Yusuke Iseya, Yu Aoi.
Tickets: $15 / $5 members
Image: © 2006 Taiyo Matsumoto/Shoguakukan, Aniplex, Asmik Ace, Beyond C, dentsu, TOKYO MX.
Monthly Anime is presented by Yen Press. The screening of Princess Mononoke, Tekkonkinkreet and Angel’s Egg is supported by Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.