Anomalisa Director Charlie Kaufman Getting Retrospective at Landmark Theatres
Paramount Pictures and Landmark Theatres are presenting a Charlie Kaufman Retrospective featuring the work of the Academy Award-winning filmmaker exclusively at Landmark Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The four-day retrospective will run January 4 – 7, 2016 with special screenings of five of Kaufman’s most critically-acclaimed films: Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche, New York and his latest film with co-director Duke Johnson, the Golden Globe-nominated stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa.
In New York and Los Angeles, showings of Anomalisa will include Q&As with the movie’s filmmakers and voice talent. On Monday, January 4 in Los Angeles, the 7:30 p.m. showing of Anomalisa at the Landmark Theatre will feature a Q&A with Kaufman, Johnson and producer Rosa Tran. On Thursday, January 7 in New York, the 7:30 p.m. showing of Anomalisa at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s voice actor Tom Noonan.
The Charlie Kaufman Retrospective schedule for all participating Landmark Theatre locations is as follows:
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
Nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Screenplay for Kaufman, Being John Malkovich follows a puppeteer who discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star John Malkovich. Directed by Spike Jonze, written by Charlie Kaufman, and produced by Steve Golin, Vincent Landay, Sandy Stern and Michael Stipe. Starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener.
Adaptation is the story of a lovelorn screenwriter who becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean for the screen. The film earned Kaufman his second Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay, two acting nominations, and a win for Chris Cooper for Best Actor. Directed by Spike Jonze, written by Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, and produced by Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay and Edward Saxon. Starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper.
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind follows a couple that undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories when their relationship turns sour. It is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance, and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Michel Gondry, written by Charlie Kaufman, and produced by Anthony Bregman and Steve Golin.
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
Kaufman’s directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, for which he also wrote the screenplay, tells the story of a theatre director struggling with his work and the women in his life as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. Nominated for the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Best First Film Award and the Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman and Sidney Kimmel. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton and Michelle Williams.
Paramount Pictures’ Anomalisa is the story of Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?,” a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (“Community” episode, Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell. The darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man’s long night of the soul, Anomalisa confirms Charlie Kaufman’s place amongst the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Duke Johnson as a major creative force.
Produced by Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman and Dino Stamatopoulos. Written by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson. Anomalisa opens in theatres in New York and Los Angeles on December 30, 2015 and everywhere January 2016.
The Charlie Kaufman Retrospective will take place at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York, The Landmark in Los Angeles, the Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, and the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco. Visit LandmarkTheatres.com for more information and to purchase tickets.