April 16, 2007

Tekkon Kinkreet At The MOMA!

A couple of years ago, I caught a film called Mind Game at the New York Asian Film Festival. To this day, it remains unlike any anime I have ever seen. The film has a kinetic quality that is spellbinding, blending 2-d and 3-d animation, live action, and a brilliant use of color to create an amazing mishmash of insanity. There is nothing like it. Well, at least until next week. Beginning April 25, the New York Museum of Modern Art will be premiering Studio 4°C's follow up effort, Tekkon Kinkreet. If it's anything like Mind Game (and from the looks of it, it is), I can assure you it will be an amazing experience. Even if you don't typically watch anime, you should certainly consider it.

Trailer in Quicktime.
Official Website [in Japanese]
IMDb Listing

MOMA schedule:

Tekkon Kinkreet.
2006. Japan. Directed by Michael Arias. Screenplay by Anthony Weintraub, based on Taiyo Matsumoto's manga. Music by Plaid (Andy Turner and Ed Handley). Produced by Studio 4°C. North American premiere. 111 min.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 8:30 p.m.,
Theater 1, T1
Thursday, April 26, 2007, 8:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Friday, April 27, 2007, 8:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Saturday, April 28, 2007, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Sunday, April 29, 2007, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Monday, April 30, 2007, 8:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I finally read the whole review. There happy now? Do you update this everyday? Well, back to what I was going to say. I want to see Mind Game but I'm not really sure about the plot and wether I'll like it or not. If you read this tell me later. Otherwise I'll remind you sometime.