Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13!
**This event was originally scheduled for February 5. Registrations for February 5 have been transferred to February 13. You do not need to register again.**
Please join the OKCMOA Film Society and the OKCMOA Moderns as we roll out the red carpet and experience one of the year’s most celebrated awards season contenders: Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Leading the 2020 Oscar pack with eleven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, Joker centers around Batman’s iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story never before seen on the big screen.
6:30 pm: Bar opens with complimentary COOP beer and Prairie Wolf cocktails
7 pm: Screening of Joker, a 2020 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, followed by a discussion with OKCMOA President and CEO, Dr. Michael J. Anderson, and special guests.
This event is free and exclusive to Film Society and Moderns members, plus a guest. Reserve your tickets now!
“Shocking in its originality and intensity, Joker is a game-changer for so-called comic book movies. Showcasing a fully immersed performance from Joaquin Phoenix and a new vision of world building, Todd Phillips’ latest is an unsettling, exciting portrait of the villain we thought we knew.
The setting is 1981 Gotham City, inspired by New York of the same era, so mythologized on film for its color, crime, and corruption. Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) ekes out a living as a clown, performing for tourists and children as he dreams of fame as a stand-up comedian like his hero, talk-show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro). But people never do what Arthur wants them to do, his inner torment eats at him, and his ailing mother keeps harping on everything she is owed by her former employers, the Wayne family. Life is so ugly that you just have to laugh. As Arthur descends into the unhinged killer he must become, Phoenix keeps us on edge as he reveals the soul of a man in crisis. A tentative relationship with his neighbour Sophie (Zazie Beetz) grows more dangerous with each encounter.” -TIFF
Director Todd Phillips | 2019 | In English | 122 minutes | R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images) | DCP
Thank you to our OKCMOA Moderns events sponsors!