Advance tickets to this screening sold out Saturday afternoon, 3/21. Participants who are not holding tickets can try the standby line. I suggest arriving 5:45PM or earlier.
Richard Ayoade has built a loyal following with his hilariously “off” characters, notably the one he plays in the TV series The IT Crowd and those that inhabit his 2010 directorial debut, Submarine. His cerebral, visually arresting follow-up, The Double, based on Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella, enters slightly darker territory, and recalls the stylizations of Terry Gilliam. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as both Simon James, a humdrum worker drone, and his gregarious doppelgänger, James Simon, the film is set within both the claustrophobic confines of Simon’s bureaucratic workplace and his paranoid mind. Aided by a stellar supporting cast (including Wallace Shawn, Mia Wasikowska, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, and Chris O’Dowd), The Double firmly establishes Ayoade as a leading voice in contemporary cinematic comedy. A Magnolia Pictures release.
New Directors/New Films is in its 43rd year and is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. Click here to see the festival's home page.
This screening will sell-out in advance. Click here for online tickets, or visit the MoMA or Film Society of Lincoln Center box office. Tickets for this festival are not available at moma. org.
The MoMA film entrance is a few doors east of the main entrance.
We'll have a chance to discuss the film over dinner at the New York Thai Grill, 37 W 54th St afterwards. Please click here to RSPV.
If you're not going to be there, your RSVP should say no. Participants are requested to be fully engaged in the meetup by refraining from all phone usage. (Now please don't try to contact me via phone.)
Please drink responsibly.
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