With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, November 12, 2010

ACF 772: Special Event - "Summer Wars" at Asia Society, NY, November 20, 2010

English Language Premiere
Recommended ages 9 to adult
When: Sat, Nov 20 - 1:00pm
Where: Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)

"Spectacular! Visionary! Mind-Bending! Staggering!" - Variety

"Dazzling! Gorgeous! Hosoda is the best storyteller working within the animated
medium in Japan - and possibly the world!" - Twitch


Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job - passing himself off as Natsuki's boyfriend for four days during her grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake.

This "intriguingly intelligent" cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force, with the amazing world of Oz as the highlight. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Haruki Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colors.

This event is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

Event tickets include admission to Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool. With influences ranging from anime to The Ramones, neo-pop artist Yoshitomo Nara has acheived rock-star status in Japan. This inventive and user-friendly art exhibit is perfect for young people and museum-phobes alike - and is recommended by Time Out New York Kids.

Here is the Nara review in the New York Times.

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