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Cleveland premiere!

THE PEOPLE’S JOKER

United States | 2022 | Vera Drew

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The subversive superhero film that played only once at the 2022 Toronto Int’l Film Festival (its subsequent screenings were scuttled after Warner Bros claimed copyright infringement) has finally won theatrical release! Set in a Gotham City where comedy is outlawed and the Caped Crusader is a right-winger, Vera Drew’s semi-autobiographical satire—about an aspiring clown (played by Drew)—is a gutsy, gonzo work that reimagines the origin story of Batman’s nemesis as a trans coming-of-age tale. With Tim Heidecker, Bob Odenkirk, and others. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 92 min.

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THE PEOPLE’S JOKER

Thursday 5/2
Friday 5/3
6:45pm
9pm
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