Anomalisa

  • Dir: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson

  • USA, 2015, 90min, DCP

  • Cast: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh

After penning a string of critically acclaimed screenplays, culminating in an Oscar for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), oddball visionary Charlie Kaufman adapted his stage play into a wholly unique stop-motion animated feature. The film follows Michael Stone, a misanthropic customer service expert wrestling with a growing disconnect between himself and the rest of the world. Arriving in Cincinnati for a seminar, a fleeting encounter with a female fan offers Michael a glimmer of hope, but will he allow himself such happiness? Featuring voice work from David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh – and Tom Noonan as everybody else – Anomalisa draws humor, pathos and humanity from the heartache and mundanity of everyday life, while employing an animated aesthetic the likes of which we have never seen on screen before.

2015 Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize

12/11/2016(Sat): Post-screening talk with Geoffrey Wong

Screening:

Note

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