[PAST EVENT] "Tekkon Kinkreet" Screening
January 18, 2012
6:30pm - 9pm
LocationWilliamsburg Public LIbrary
The theme of this year's Global Film Festival is Film and the City, and the Pre-Festival series kicks off Wednesday night with an award-winning animated feature from Japan, directed by American Michael Arias: "Tekkon Kinkreet" (Tekkon Kinkuriito, 2006). Two young brothers, Black and White, roam through the streets of Treasure Town, battling an odd assortment of yakuza and assassins. But the real star of the film is the colorful, highly-elaborated, and beautifully-animated city itself. The film will be screened at the Williamsburg Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on January 18, and will be introduced by Michael Cronin, professor of Japanese literature. Open to the public. Rated R.