The People’s Joker

April 16, 2024
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Director
Vera Drew
Released
2022
Country
Run Time
1h 32m
Rating
Format
Film
Lift Every Voice
The People’s Joker

Reviews

"Fiercely original and deeply personal... a genuinely moving story of self-acceptance, self-love, and the inspiring act of an artist stepping into her power"
– INDIEWIRE

"The People’s Joker is a fearless, gloriously funny, and moving act of cinematic anarchy."
– AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"That Drew can amuse, offend and still bring it all around to a heartfelt emotional finale (featuring magical trans fairy “Mix Mxyzptlk”) is quite the hat trick."
– VARIETY

"It’s a sight to see–or it will be, if anyone ever sees it again."
– SLATE

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Overview

This revolutionary DIY parody film and hilarious reimagining of the classic autobiographical coming-of-age story follows an unconfident, closeted trans girl as she moves to Gotham City to make it big as a comedian by joining the cast of UCB Live – a government-sanctioned late night sketch show in a world where comedy has been outlawed. As mainstream success eludes our heroine, leading her to unite with a ragtag team of rejects, misfits, and a certain love interest named Mister J, “Joker the Harlequin” is born again as a confident (and psychotic) joker on a collision course with the city’s fascist caped crusader. Vats of feminizing chemicals, sexy cartoon interludes, scarecrow psychiatrists, CGI Lorne Michaels, and psychedelic gender dysphoria all play supporting roles.

Helmed by writer/director/editor/star Vera Drew and using her own life experiences as a basis for the film, THE PEOPLE'S JOKER is a deeply personal journey that’s as much documentary as it is parody.  Featuring a superhero-sized cast of celebrated comedic talent in both voice and live action roles behind the vibrant kaleidoscope of characters that lampoon the iconic heroes and villains of the DC comics’ world, including Tim Heidecker, Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford and Scott Aukerman.

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Tue
Apr 16
7:00 pm
Tue
Apr 16
9:00 pm
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Event Details

• Adults – $12.50
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Children (12 years old & under) – $10.00
• Military (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• O Cinema Members – $8.50
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Event Details

• Adults – $12.50
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Children (12 years old & under) – $10.00
• Military (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• O Cinema Members – $8.50
(All tickets are available online and at the box office. Prices for special events and select screenings may vary. Please note ticket prices before you complete your purchase. All prices are subject to change without notice.)

All Miami Beach residents get 20% off Adult tickets on the FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH @ O Cinema South Beach! (w/ valid proof of residency)

ALL FILMS START EXACTLY AT THE LISTED TIME, AND ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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