The People's Joker

Opens April 26

2022 95 mins DCP

Rated
ur
Vera Drew
Vera Drew, Bri LeRose
Vera Drew, Griffin Kramer, Lynn Downey

Director Vera Drew in attendance for a post-film Q&A following the 7pm screenings on 4/26 & 4/27

This revolutionary DIY parody film and hilarious reimagining of the classic autobiographical, coming-of-age story follows an unconfident, closeted trans girl as she moves to Gotham City to make it big as a comedian by joining the cast of UCB Live - a government-sanctioned, late-night sketch show in a world where comedy has been outlawed. As mainstream success eludes our heroine, leading her to unite with a ragtag team of rejects, misfits, and a certain love interest named Mister J, "Joker the Harlequin" is born again as a confident (and psychotic) joker on a collision course with the city's fascist caped crusader. Vats of feminizing chemicals, sexy cartoon interludes, scarecrow psychiatrists, CGI Lorne Michaels, and psychedelic gender dysphoria all play supporting roles. Helmed by writer/director/editor/star Vera Drew and using her own life experiences as a basis for the film, THE PEOPLE'S JOKER is a deeply personal journey that's as much documentary as it is parody.

2022
USA
English
95 mins
Action, Comedy

Showtimes for The People's Joker

The People's Joker

Theatre 1 / DCP

Director Vera Drew in attendance for a post-film Q&A

The People's Joker

Theatre 1 / DCP

Director Vera Drew in attendance for a post-film Q&A