TT Cinema – Her Screening
January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£15
Second up in our series of Spike Jonze masterclasses is his Academy Award-winning take on the modern love story, Her.
Set in a not-too-distant dystopian future, and featuring a glittering lead performance by Joaquin Phoenix, the film explores the magic and heartbreak of falling in love in a new and mind-bending way.
It follows the story of Theodore Twombly (Phoenix), a lonely introvert who earns a living writing personal letters for other people, as he attempts to recover from a painful divorce.
He soon becomes fascinated with a new artificially-intelligent operating system called ‘Samantha’, (Scarlett Johansson) and they soon develop a remarkable connection that tests the bounds of modern human relationships.
Equal parts funny, melancholy, uplifting, and thought-proviking, Her in many ways establishes Jonze and his outlandish imagination as one of the most insightful and accurate lenses for observing the more inward-facing aspects of human nature.
Indeed, it’s soundtrack alone makes this film worth the watch – but its witty dialogues, believable characters, and stimulating cinematography are themselves major assets.
Her went on to scoop a plethora of awards, including the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and even an accolade from the American Writers’ Guild.
Tickets are £15 for the one, £20 for a pair using the code ‘samantha’ at checkout, and are available below. Complimentary cocktail (TBC) included.