Puppet Animation Double Bill: Komaneko and Monsieur Greenpeas
Saturday July 14
Komaneko – The Curious Cat (Komaneko)
From the director of Domo-kun!
New York Premiere. 2006, 60 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Tsuneo Goda. No dialogue. View trailer on YouTube.
In this puppet animation featuring five short episodes, Komaneko spends her days in her attic making films with her handmade dolls. Komaneko’s pastel hues, kawaii (cute) characters and storylines will delight both children and adults alike. Great for kids 3+!
Monsieur Greenpeas (Ryokutama Shinshi)
Screening followed by a special puppet animation demonstration by the director!
U.S. Premiere. 2004, 48 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Yasuo Kurita.
Popping out of a plate of pilaf, Monsieur Greenpeas embarks on a dizzying adventure to reclaim his lost briefcase from Joker. Acknowledging Wallace and Gromit and Hitchcock as major influences, Kurita spent nearly five years making this humorous, action-packed film on his own. Great for kids 7+!
Tickets (includes both films): $10/ $7 members & seniors/ $4.50 students*. Children aged 5 and under free admission.
Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4:45 pm.
* The Special Student Discount, reduced from $10 to $4.50, is made possible by the generous support of The Globus Family (Ticket discount is available for the first 700 tickets).
See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.
- Saturday, July 14, 2007
- 1:45 pm