1120 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA - (360) 385-3883
Opens: October 4th
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix . Robert DeNiro
Written and Directed by: Todd Phillips
Run Time - 2hrs. 5 min.
"Joker" centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham's fracturedsociety. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night...but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
"Phoenix, febrile and wiry (he lost three stone for the part), is the focus of all attention and delivers a performance (an easy Best Actor Oscar nomination, if not a win) that sparks, like alternating current, in and out of sympathy."
-TIMES U.K. STAFF
"A dazzlingly disturbed psycho morality play, one that speaks to the age of incels and mass shooters and no-hope politics, of the kind of hate that emerges from crushed dreams."
-Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY