NYICFF Summer Wars Premiere
Saturday, November 20, 1pm - The Asia Society (725 Park at 70th)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE
***OFFICIAL 2011 OSCAR SUBMISSION - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE!***
"Spectacular! Visionary! Mind-Bending! Staggering!" - Variety
"Dazzling! Gorgeous! Hosoda is the best storyteller working within the animated
medium in Japan - and possibly the world!" - Twitch
Event tickets include admission to Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
With influences ranging from anime to The Ramones, neo-pop artist Yoshitomo Nara
has acheived rock-star status in Japan. This inventive and user-friendly art exhibit is perfect for
young people and museum-phobes alike - and is recommended by Time Out New York Kids.
This event is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE
SUMMER WARS - English Language Premiere
Recommended ages 9 to adult
Sat, Nov 20 - 1:00pm - Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
OFFICIAL 2011 OSCAR SUBMISSION - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE!
Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job - passing himself off as Natsuki's boyfriend for four days during her grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake.
This "intriguingly intelligent" cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force, with the amazing world of Oz as the highlight. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Haruki Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colors.
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!