- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101
New York, NY 10003 United States
A/P/A Institute presents the much-awaited creative collaboration between the Japanese animation company GDH (owner of Gonzo production studio), Samuel L. Jackson, and Takashi (Bob) Okazaki as part of the Directors Series at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Maurice Kanbar Institute. The cross-cultural fusion of Japanese anime, underground hip hop and new trends in animation, the film follows Afro, a black samurai, with Samuel L. Jackson as the voice-over, as he avenges the death of his father.
Taeko Baba, CEO of New York-Tokyo that presented monthly screenings of new Japanese anime and the New York-Tokyo film festival and music festival, moderates a panel with producer Eric Calderon after the screening to talk about intersections in Japanese animation and American culture.
Co-sponsored by: The Directors Series, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, The Maurice Kanbar Institute