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.
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Coral Gables Art Cinema is the only art cinema in the southeastern United States equipped to screen films in 70mm, the high-resolution format that became synonymous with the medium's epics and films of exceptional visual grandeur. To see a film projected in this format is to see them in their full splendor, with pristine image and detailed sound. New screenings are added throughout the year.
70mm film projection is a process of projecting movies onto a big screen using a film print that is 70mm wide, which is about twice the size of regular 35mm film. This wider film format allows for a much greater amount of detail and image quality to be captured and displayed on screen, resulting in a more immersive and visually stunning cinematic experience.
Compared to digital projection, 70mm film projection has several benefits. One of the key benefits is that film prints can reproduce a wider range of colors and shades than digital projection, which can result in more vibrant and lifelike images. Additionally, film prints have a higher resolution than most digital projectors, which means that the images are sharper and more detailed. Film prints are also less prone to issues like pixelation or compression artifacts that can sometimes occur with digital projection.
70mm film projection can also capture a wider aspect ratio than most digital projection formats, which allows for more of the image to be visible on the screen. This wider aspect ratio is especially noticeable in epic movies that feature large landscapes or action sequences.
Overall, 70mm film projection provides a unique and high-quality cinematic experience that is unmatched by digital projection. While digital projection has become the industry standard in recent years, many cinephiles and filmmakers still appreciate the richness and depth that can be achieved using film prints.