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Pictures in the Park: Anomalisa (2015)
25th September 2016 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Directed by: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2015 Venice Grand Jury Prize winner
Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) brings us Anomalisa, a tender, touching and achingly funny black comedy – filmed entirely in breathtaking stop-motion animation. Michael Stone, a husband, father and successful motivational speaker, feels trapped by his mundane life. On a business trip to a customer service convention, he checks into his hotel and prepares to once more go through the motions. But this time a chance meeting with Lisa, an unassuming baked goods sales rep, throws the dullness into disarray and Michael feels he may have just met someone who can make a change.
Smart, humorously absurd and bracingly humane, Anomalisa is a technically stunning work of animation, beautifully orchestrated by co-director Duke Johnson and scored by Carter Burwell (Carol, In Bruges, Fargo). There are brilliant performances from Blackpool-born David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan, Anomolisa sees Charlie Kaufman at his daring, dazzling best.
This screening includes a post-screening afternoon tea.
Tickets £5.50 – available soon.