Monday, May 12, 2014

Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes May 30

Takashi Murakami returns after a hiatus in LA since his art show at Blum & Poe, which he owns. For one night the Japanese artist will be debuting his first feature length film "Jellyfish Eyes". Murakami, who has a strong background of anime and manga in his art, will be at the screening in person at the recently renovated Ace Hotel. This is part of a nationwide tour of his film.

Jellyfish Eyes has TTDILA's mouth-watering. It is the true, honest-to-good, crazy Japanese film we've been waiting for. The plot is part Pokemon movie, replacing Pokemon with Murakami's creations called F.R.I.E.N.D.S.. An underlying dark evil force seen a million times in Japanese films and the fears of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster rolled into one glorious insane trip.

The film managed to flop in Japan and even though planned as a trilogy has had such a problem between its animation staff and Murakami production has been halted on making more in the series.

Takashi Murakami - Jellyfish Eyes Screening
Friday, May 30, 8pm
Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA, 90015$20-$300

If you need even more Murakami he'll be in town a day earlier for a talking engagement

The Un-Private Collection Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer
Thursday, May 29 | 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre
842 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles
General admission tickets: $12