SPOKE ART and MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS are proud to present: A Genuine Tribute to Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, featuring three iconic Spike Jonze films. As an added bonus, SPOKE has curated three brand new limited edition screen prints by artists Matt Taylor, Guillaume Morrellec and Concepcion Studios – available exclusively to attendees.
“A Genuine Tribute to the Films of Spike Jonze Triple Bill”
Saturday, December, 17 @ The Roxie Theater
Where the Wild Things Are
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3:30pm @ The Roxie
Script by Dave Eggers & Spike Jonze; Directed by Spike Jonze. 2009. Voices by Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara & Forest Whitaker
Jim Henson’s SFX Creature Shop designed this magical adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book. Director Spike Jonze created a truly beautiful, allegorical fantasy film (with a defining musical score by Karen O) that needs to be revisited on the big screen. DCP courtesy of Warner Brothers. 104 minutes.
Being John Malkovich
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:00pm @ The Roxie
Script by Charlie Kaufman; Directed by Spike Jonze w/ John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, & John Malkovich
The beginning of Charlie Kaufman’s reign of his 21st Century meta-existential terror follows a puppeteer caught in a soul crushing marriage and the surreal adventures he takes (inside the real John Malkovich) to break out of it. Spike Jonze proved his music videos were not just a flash in the pan with this unstoppably inventive and hilarious odyssey (as well as receiving three Oscar nods!) DCP courtesy of NBC Universal. 112 minutes.
Directed by Spike Jonze
Written by Charlie Kaufman
Containing Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8:30pm @ The Roxie
Script by Charlie & Donald Kaufman
Directed by Spike Jonze w/ Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and… Nicolas Cage
One of the Y2Ks most underrated Hollywood films, Nicolas Cage delivers two of his greatest performances as Charlie & Donald Kaufman, a screenwriter and his twin brother trying to adapt Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, a book about the obsession of uncovering rare orchids. As the characters attempt to turn it into an important Hollywood movie, we as an audience are treated to a head spinning, heart achingly profound film about love, loss and disappointment. 35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures. 114 minutes.