Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Directed by Takashi Murakami (Japan, 2013, 101 min.). Digital. Japanese with English subtitles.
Artist Takashi Murakami, whose works are on view in the MFA’s
exhibition Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics, made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction. After moving to a country town with his mother following his father’s death, a young boy befriends a charming, flying, jellyfish-like sprite—only to discover that his schoolmates have similar friends, and that neither they nor the town itself are what they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s special-effects extravaganza, made on a modest budget, boasts unforgettable creature designs and carries a message of cooperation and hope for all ages.
Tickets are required for this event. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.