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Wednesday Movie Club: JOKER

Wednesday Movie Club: JOKER In-Person

This film is being presented as part of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library's Wednesday Movie Club, a weekly showcase of movies that matter for people who love movies.  Attendees will be invited to discuss the film immediately following the screening. Registration is not required. 

This week concludes our three-part examination of "The Joker" in film. First, we watched Jack Nicholson take on the role in BATMAN, then we watched Heath Ledger in THE DARK KNIGHT, now we'll watch Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar-winning turn in JOKER, which tells the chilling origin story of the notorious Batman villain. Reviewing the film for Variety, Owen Gleiberman wrote, "Phoenix is astonishing as a mentally ill geek who becomes the killer-clown Joker in Todd Phillips' neo-Taxi Driver knockout: the rare comic-book movie that expresses what's happening in the real world."

About the Film:

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied, and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

PLEASE NOTE: This film features violence, disturbing behavior, and some nudity.  It is intended only for mature audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Rated: R 
Runtime: 2h 2m
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen
Directed by: Todd Phillips

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Show more dates
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Stow Room

Event Organizer

Jennifer Hoelzer

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