Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 10th at 4:10 pm for Anomalisa at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a green long-sleeved shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Michael Stonehusband, father and respected author of How May I Help You Help Them?is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of Lisa, an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York) and Duke Johnson (Community episode Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell. The darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man’s long night of the soul, Anomalisa confirms Charlie Kaufman’s place amongst the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Duke Johnson as a major creative force. Anomalisa, recent winner of the Best Animated Film prize from the Los Angeles Film Critics, received four Independent Spirit Awards nominations including Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Film.