Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the Los Angeles screening of Takashi Murakami's first live-action feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes" (2013), being screened at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, May 30, at 8pm. The film combines Murakami's trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. Blending computer-animated graphics and live-action cinematography, Jellyfish Eyes recalls Japanese monster films of the 1950s. This coming-of-age tale embodies the promise of generational hope in a post-Fukushima world.
On the evening prior to the screening, The Broad museum is presenting a live conversation between Murakami and Pico Iyer, a celebrated author of bestselling books in fiction and nonfiction, who has written extensively about Japan and its culture since moving to the country over 25 years ago. Held on Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 pm at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, this conversation will focus on the complex historical and social narratives woven into Murakami's art practice and the ways in which they reflect contemporary Japanese culture.
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015