In Memoriam: SATOSHI KON
Wednesday, December 22
PERFECT BLUE at 6:30pm
PAPRIKA at 8:15pm
Have to pass on this news from the Film Society of Lincoln Center about two very special screnings:
This past August, Satoshi Kon's many admirers around the world received the shocking news that he had died of cancer, at the age of 46. Beyond being one of the greatest directors of animé films, Satoshi Kon was simply one of the most exciting cinematic storytellers of our time.The master of anime holds a special place of honor here at the Film Society. Our program director Richard Peña explained it this way:
"Kon-san made a visit to the Walter Reade Theater in 2008, on the occasion of a retrospective of his films and a gallery exhibit of his artwork. He was a delightful guest, with a quick smile and full of interesting insights into his work. His untimely death robs us all of an enormous talent and unparalleled imagination. This brief tribute is our way of saying thank you for your wonderful art, that will be with us forever."
Both screenings will be at FSLC's Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
Purchase tickets for Perfect Blue here.
Purchase tickets for Paprika here.