Tekkonkinkreet DC Premiere

Jun 15th 2007

A film by Michael Arias (The Animatrix)
Thursday・ June 28, 2007 ・6:30pm
The JICC Auditorium

Takara Machi. A claustrophobic maze of gambling, corruption and violence, controlled by the Yakuza. This is the place two young boys, Kuro and Shiro call home. Equal parts superhero, hardened street urchin, and innocent child, the boys do battle with those who threaten Takara Machi. Until one day a strange new presence comes into town with plans to destroy the old city and make way for a new one. Now the boys must battle not only for their town, but for their very lives.

TEKKONKINKREET combines the imaginative fantasy and action elements of the best Japanimation with a dark and modern children's story. A hybrid of cutting-edge 3D CGI technology and traditional Japanese anime, TEKKONKINKREET is unlike anything ever seen before, combining dynamic action, virtuoso visual treats, and heart-rending tragedy

Director Michael Arias and Screenwriter Anthony Weintraub will be on hand to discuss TEKKONKINKREET following the film.

TEKKONKINKREET is based on the comic book by Taiyou Matsumoto (Ping Pong). The title is a play on the Japanese words for “concrete”, “steel”, and “muscle”.

Tekkon Kinkreet won the prestigious Best Film Award at the 2006 Mainichi Film Awards. It was also named the Number One film of 2006 in the annual "Best of" roundup by the New York Museum of Modern Art's Artforum magazine.

The film will be in Japanese with English subtitles. It is not recommended for young children.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
RSVP to [email protected]

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan・3 Lafayette Center・1155 21st St NW・Washington DC 20036

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