Friday, February 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(2019) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz; Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images; 122 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him. Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him.
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