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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Join us for our screenings of LU OVER THE WALL, May 11 – 17!
Tickets and Showtimes:
YOAKE TSUGERU RŪ NO UTA / 夜明け告げるルーのうた 2017, MASAAKI YUASA, JAPAN, 112 MIN.
“A complete delight whether you’re a kid or adult, animation fan or not.”—Daniel Schindel, The Film Stage
Cult anime director Yuasa (DEVILMAN: CRYBABY) brings bouncy music and non- stop motion to this pop-mythic tale of Lu, a heroine with a tail, and Kai, a downcast teen newly arrived in a remote fishing village. Kai’s late-night music lures a sprightly and sociable little mermaid onto dry land, where she grows legs and dances. Yuasa has a ball with the fairy-tale plot that sometimes veers to the dark side of superstition and economic depression, but madcap sea action holds sway, topped by wacky dance numbers. In English, or in Japanese with English subtitles, at indicated times. DCP digital.