JOKER - FILM SCREENING
There's a new Joker in town, and this one could be the most serious yet. The latest actor to play the ICONIC DC villain on the big screen is Joaquin Phoenix, who has revealed that he was terrified by his own take on the infamous clown. Joker is a brand new story, separate from the DC Extended Universe, that's written and directed by Todd Phillips (Hangover trilogy, War Dogs).
Joker centres on the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), who is ignored by the world, is not only a close study of a character, but also works as a broader cautionary tale.
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. 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 cynical existence teetering on the precipice of reality and madness, one bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.
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