Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes is the renowned Japanese artist’s first foray into feature films. His subversive pop culture influenced art has attracted worldwide attention, and his blurring  of the lines between fine art and commercial media has established him as a Warholian figure, but inspired (obviously) by his own Japanese culture.  The Murakami Versailles exhibition in 2010 was perhaps that year’s biggest media moment in Art, and every blog worth its salt covered it.

If the trailer is any indication, Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes is a little rough around the edges; it isn’t Studio Ghibli, he is not Hayao Miyazaki; it isn’t Harry Potter or he David Yates. But this is Art, so perhaps ‘artistic license’ gives us some room to explain away our heightened expectations of the genres this movie employs.

The film embarks on a nationwide American tour, kicking of May 1st in Dallas, TK. Full showtime locations and dates below.

DALLAS, TX
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
May 1
*Takashi Murakami in person for post-screening Q&A
Tickets available now at http://ow.ly/vzKfB

BOSTON, MA
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
May 1, 10, 11, 12, 25 and 26
Tickets on sale now at http://ow.ly/vzRtQ

SEATTLE, WA
HENRY ART GALLERY
May 2, 3, 4
Tickets on sale now at http://ow.ly/vzXC5

WASHINGTON, DC
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
May 22
*Takashi Murakami in person for post-screening Q&A
More information available at http://ow.ly/vzXKI

CHICAGO, IL
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
May 25
*Takashi Murakami in person for post-screening Q&A
Tickets on sale now at http://ow.ly/vzJUY

LOS ANGELES, CA
THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL
May 30
*Takashi Murakami in person for post-screening Q&A
For more information about the LA screening, please visit jellyfisheyesthemovie.com beginning 4/25.

NEW YORK, NY
FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
June 1
*Takashi Murakami in person for post-screening Q&A
Tickets on sale May 15 at FilmLinc.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
ASIAN ART MUSEUM
June 5
More information available at http://ow.ly/vzXRZ