Charlie Kaufman, the celebrated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation and director ofSynecdoche, New York, and Duke Johnson venture into the world of stop-motion animation with this fable about a motivational speaker seeking to transcend his monotonous existence.
"Singular and stunning ..." - Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Charlie Kaufman teams with stop-motion wiz Duke Johnson to bring his conceptual stageplay to life, resulting in another uniquely cerebral yet satisfying bout of self-analysis." - Variety.
"Charlie Kaufman is back -- with a wistful, resonant film, a bracing, wry, honest dose of cinematic melancholy." - Screen International.
93 min., Rated R.
A New York Film Critics Preview Screening
Thursday, February 11th
Pre-Show at 7:00 Feature at 7:30
Interview with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner To Follow
$15 General, $10 Member, No Passes Accepted
Small town journalist Hannah (Rebecca Hall) has been struggling to write the biography of her late husband, an acclaimed musician with a devoted following, while taking refuge with quirky, protective Maine locals. But things change when she meets Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), a brash, smart-alecky New York academic with an obsession for tragic musicians and a different take on her husband. Though Hannah is skeptical of Andrew's motives, the unlikely pair strike up a deal to collaborate on the book, forcing them to confront truths about themselves and the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other.
115 mins., Rated R.