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The People’s Joker

14A, coarse language, cartoon violence, substance abuse.
Dir: Vera Drew.
US, 2024, 92 min.
Vera Drew, Griffin Kramer, Lynn Downey, Kane Distler, Nathan Faustyn.

“You should believe the hype. The People’s Joker is a fearless, gloriously funny, and moving act of cinematic anarchy… It follows Joker the Harlequin as she recounts her life story. We hear about her hazy childhood in Smallville, Kansas, where she aspires to escape the grip of her emotionally abusive and oblivious mother and make it to Gotham… She starts an alt-comedy club with her castmate, the Penguin. There she comes into her own, working with other familiar villains and creates a found family… However, no hero’s journey is without its challenges, and Joker has to go through a lot to reach self-actualization. This honesty and emotionally grounded nature is a part of what makes The People’s Joker such an essential watch. It’s funny (of course), but deeply vulnerable and genuine, too… As if that weren’t enough, it looks cool as hell too! The film features a wild, engaging mix of styles… with over 100 artists contributing background art and animations for the film. The whole movie is a loving mix of styles and influences… that work together to create something anarchic, vital, and wholly unique.” —Alejandra Martinez, The Austin Chronicle


May 18
7:00 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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