Joker

Joker

A FILM BY: Todd Phillips
WRITTEN BY: Todd Phillips (screenplay), Scott Silver (screenplay)
STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron

*WINNER - Best Film - Venice Film Festival 2019*

Director Todd Phillips' original, standalone origin story JOKER explores the world of—and according to—Arthur Fleck. Indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, Arthur is a man facing the cruelty and outright scorn of society, along with the indifference of a system that allows him to spiral from vulnerability into depravity. A clown-for-hire by day, he strives to be a stand-up comic at night...but finds that the joke always seems to be on him. He's out of tune with everyone around him, as evidenced by his uncontrollable, inappropriate laughter, which gains momentum as he attempts to contain it, exposing him to further ridicule—and even violence. Arthur, who devotes himself to caring for his fragile mother, seeks out every father figure he's never had, from wealthy businessman Thomas Wayne to TV host Murray Franklin. Caught in a cyclical existence teetering on the precipice of reality and madness, one bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.

“A truly nightmarish vision of late-era capitalism - arguably the best social horror film since GET OUT - and Joaquin Phoenix is magnetic in it.” -- Time Out

“A dazzlingly disturbed psycho morality play” -- Variety

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 122 mins
Format: DCP