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Sunday Cinema: Jellyfish Eyes

Feb 22, 2015
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Aspen Art Museum’s new moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.

About the film

Jellyfish Eyes

2013

Directed by Takashi Murakami

100 min

Families and visitors of all ages are invited for a special screening of Jellyfish Eyes, a coming-of-age tale with live action and Murakami-created characters. Masashi, a young boy who moves to the Japanese countryside with his mother, discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature that he befriends and names Kurage-bo. Masashi soon discovers that all of his classmates have similarly magical pets, known as F.R.I.E.N.D.s, which are controlled by electronic devices that the children use to battle one another. Despite their playful appearances, however, these F.R.I.E.N.D.s turn out to be part of a sinister plot that will threaten the entire town that Masashi must bravely overcome.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along their childhood toys—their F.R.I.E.N.D.s—to take a picture with the Murakami-created characters Kurage-bo and Luxor, who will be present for the screening.

This film is presented free of charge on the museum’s roof-deck at 7 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m., drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO.

Support for Sunday Cinema is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

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