Jellyfish Eyes
01:15 PM to 03:00 PM

Having moved to a country town with his mother following the death of his father, young Masashi (Takuto Sueoka) immediately makes a most unlikely friend: a flying, jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo. Taking Kurage-bo under his wing and into the classroom, Masashi soon discovers that his schoolmates have similar friends—and that they, their creators, and the town itself are not all they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s film carries a message of cooperation and hope, while boasting unforgettable creature designs and handcrafted special effects nearly a decade in the making. (excerpt provided by: Jellyfish Eyes, the movie)

*Screening in Japanese with English subtitles

Screening Location: The Epic Lounge
Starring: Takuto Sueoka
Directors: Takashi Murakami
Website: Jellyfish Eyes, the movie