When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature. On the street of an unnamed city, literally high-flying urchins Black and White look to protect their turf from invasion from other gangs. While he can be tough in a fight or wielding a weapon, White is an 11-year-old who can’t even dress himself. Slightly older, Black is more worldly and treats his buddy with paternal love. Both look on their city as “our town.” Also prone to seeing the city as his property is world-weary yakuza leader Suzuki, aka the Rat. Feeling the town has become too placid, Suzuki plots his return, much to the consternation of local police.
“In the anime TEKKONKINKREET, two orphans of life’s storms sail through the air like birds, like superheroes, like Jackie Chan.” (New York Times)
“By the end of this phantasmagorical journey, I was as wrapped up in the precarious fate of these two wounded kids and the honorable yakuza warlords of Treasure Town as I’ve been in any film all year.” (Salon.com)
Tuesday, May 29
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door
Why not make it a double bill with LU OVER THE WALL at 6:30 pm for one sweeeet price?
Double bill tickets $16 advance HERE | $18 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Parental discretion advised.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.
TEKKONKINKREET “Tekkon kinkurîto” (Michael Arias, 2006 / 103 / 14A / Japanese with English subs) In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White – two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis.