Extended discussion with Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix, producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff, production designer Mark Friedberg, and cinematographer Lawrence Sher
The Joker began life on April 25, 1940 as the anarchic enemy of DC Comics’ Batman, and his appearance was possibly inspired by Conrad Veidt’s permanently, demonically smiling face from the 1928 silent film The Man Who Laughs. The Joker has gone through many transformations and iterations, but his origin story has never been as vividly or shockingly imagined and realized as it is here, in one of the most anticipated films of the year. Join us for a special screening and discussion with the creative team behind this stunning, truly disturbing vision, led by director Todd Phillips and his brilliant star, Joaquin Phoenix. A Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative release.
A reminder that New York Film Film Festival attendees are not permitted to wear masks or face paint. Security will not allow admittance into the screening for attendees that do not adhere to this protocol.