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Lu Over the Wall (In Japanese)


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa. Japan. 2017, 117 mins. DCP. In Japanese with English subtitles. One of the most exciting Japanese animation directors working today, Masaaki Yuasa is best known for his wild, freeform style with influences ranging from Tex Avery to The Wrong Trousers. Joyously hallucinogenic but family friendly, Lu Over the Wall drops a music-loving mermaid into a middle-school rock band. With dreams of making it big and out of their sleepy fishing village, bandmates Kai, Yuho, and Kunio—with their new mermaid friend Lu on vocals—plan to play the big summer festival. When everyone discovers Lu is a mermaid, the town’s dark history with merfolk comes to light and threatens its very existence. Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery—and it has mer-dogs! View trailer. Recommended for ages 8+

Please note: Lu Over the Wall also screens on Saturday, April 6, in the English-dubbed version and in a sensory-friendly environment (lights dimmed but not off, volume lowered).

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) 

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page