Cinema of the Dam'd is honored to participate in the SOTU Festival. This year's theme is "infinity," so we'll be showing Charlie Kaufman's brilliant and absurd tragicomedy SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008) about an artist's mindboggling attempt to depict the totality of human experience.
Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a depressed middle-aged theater director obsessed with his own mortality. Shortly after his dissatisfied wife Adele (Catherine Keener) and daughter move to Berlin, Caden wins a huge grant and sets out to make the definitive artistic statement about humanity. Building a replica of New York City inside a warehouse, Caden casts hundreds of actors to play themselves in a production that will soon grow beyond the limits of the imagination.
Writer-director Charlie Kaufman's extraordinary epic is formally inventive, explosively funny, and profoundly sad. Originally conceived as a horror film, it confronts universal fears of loneliness, disease, and death, in a dream-like narrative, booby-trapped with dark humor and moments of deep feeling. Hoffman gives perhaps his greatest performance, in a crowded ensemble that includes Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson and Tom Noonan. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/XIizh6nYnTU
Directed by Charlie Kaufman, 2008, USA, 123 minutes. In English w/ English subtitles.
€5 entry or free w/ SOTU festival pass or day ticket