Most audiences won’t be seeing Enrico Casarosa‘s lovely Pixar short La Luna until it opens with Brave next summer, but lucky New Yorkers will get the chance to check it out early this Sunday. The short will be playing at the Japan Society this weekend as part of the Films for Hope festival, and will be followed by a discussion with the director himself.

La Luna‘s been getting fantastic buzz, even by Pixar standards. Our own Peter Sciretta has described it as a “new classic” with the feel of “a timeless fairytale.” And if all that weren’t enough to convince you, half of all proceeds from the event will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. That’s right — you’ll get bragging rights and karma points. More details after the jump.

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