New York Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival
A big-budget, live-action movie directed by Takashi Miike, Ace Attorney is a letter-perfect adaptation of the first game in the Nintendo video series, following Phoenix Wright’s rise from novice counselor to law god supreme. When his mentor, Mia Fey, is murdered investigating a long-buried cold case, Wright winds up defending the prime suspect–her sister, Maya. The pandemonium that follows includes a giant samurai, a talking parrot, sea monsters, a heaping helping of cartoon logic and a mystery so utterly ludicrous Jessica Fletcher would need to be taking psychotropic drugs to work it out. Who is Redd White? What is the secret of DL-6 that could change the face of video game law? And what’s with the Blue Badger, anyway? Miike has done video game adaptations before (Like a Dragon), but this time he’s operating on a higher level. Case closed.
Japan. 2012. 135 min., DigiBeta, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Takashi Miike. With Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saito, Mirei Kiritani, Akiyoshi Nakao, Ryo Ishibashi.
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
This event is SOLD OUT.
- July 15, 2012
- 1:30 pm