U.S., 2019, 121 min, 70mm, Dir. Todd Phillips, Rated R, Warner Bros.
“It’s arguably the best Batman-adjacent movie since The Dark Knight. The must-see factor of Phoenix’s riveting performance alone — it’s both unsettling and weirdly affecting — will be significant.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“Joaquin Phoenix is astonishing in Todd Phillips’ neo-Taxi Driver knockout.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Centering on the origin of Batman’s iconic arch nemesis, Joker is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen and inspired by Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The King of Comedy. Oscar-nominee director Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Arthur finds it impossible to follow his mother’s advice to smile and put on a face, asking himself: “Is it me or is it crazier out there?” Oscar-winner Robert De Niro plays a talk-show host who becomes a catalyst as Arthur's life spirals out of control. Joker won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and played at the Toronto Film Festivals. CGAC hosts the exclusive South Florida 70mm presentation.
Join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm for a post-screening conversation about Joker and other comic book adaptations to film with Michael Avila, Emmy Award-winning TV producer for the SyFy channel and writer of The Art and Making of Aquaman. Moderated by CGAC Associate Director Javier Chavez. Click here to buy your ticket.
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