Anthony Weintraub's Tekkonkinkreet to be screened at Japan Society

Thursday, Aug 25, 2022

Film still: low angle on a boy standing with the blue sky behind him


Tekkonkinkreet, written by Open Arts instructor Anthony Weintraub, will be screening at Japan Society on Friday, September 16th at 7 PM as part of their Monthly Anime series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Anthony Weintraub. Tickets are available on the Japan Society website.

Synopsis:  Deep in the urban sprawl of a dilapidated pan-Asian cityscape named Treasure Town, streetwise orphans Black and White spend their days pickpocketing, soaring across rooftops and fighting petty turf wars. The arrival of a yakuza faction, however, brings a new set of challenges when plans to raze the metropolis and build an amusement to replace it take hold. Widely energetic in its direction and innovative art style, Tekkonkinkreet adapts Taiyo Matsumoto’s celebrated manga into a startling vision—as well as the first major anime production to be helmed and written by non-Japanese talent.