• Being John Malkovich

    1999. USA. Spike Jonze. 112 min.

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Being John Malkovich

    1999. USA. Directed by Spike Jonze. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. With John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich. Somewhere between the New Jersey Turnpike and the 7 1/2-floor offices of LesterCorp lies the hidden portal to being John Malkovich—to dining as him, having sex as him, and perhaps best of all, ordering bathtowels as him. For Craig Schwartz, a tragically misunderstood, out-of-work puppeteer, and his frumpy, sexually confused wife, it’s a chance to not-so-vicariously enjoy fifteen minutes of fame—and someone else’s neuroses for a change. Jonze and Kaufman were themselves catapulted to stardom with this ingenious feature film debut, bringing a measure of melancholy and compassion to a metaphysical screwball comedy that twists and turns, Möbius-like, into a profoundly touching and disturbing meditation on the Big Questions of human nature and consciousness. Courtesy NBC Universal. 112 min.

In the Film exhibition Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years

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