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Film Screening - Anomalisa


On behalf of Paramount Pictures and their release of ANOMALISA, ALLIED-THA are holding an advance screening before the release of their film on December 30th.

The first animated film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson began its life as a play in 2005, bringing together Academy Award®-winning writer-directors Charlie Kaufman and Joel " Ethan Coen for a double-bill "sound play," performed in New York, London and Los Angeles. On screen, ANOMALISA fits in seamlessly alongside Kaufman's signature works, including BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, modern classics featuring hapless but wholly unforgettable protagonists enduring the long night of the soul under surreal, darkly comedic circumstances.

Members accompanied by their guest(s)  are invited to attend an advance screening.


This invitation is non-transferable.

Please send an email to Phyllis Bishop at with the following information: Your Membership Card Number and state if you are coming alone or bringing guest(s).  You must receive and answer responses from Phyllis, to attend these screenings. 

Screening Time: Monday, December 14th     

Arrival Time: 6:45 PM

Screening Time: 7:30 PM

Cinema: Landmark Sunshine Cinema

Address: 143 E Houston Street

*Take the F Subway to 2nd Avenue.

Check in with Phyllis in the lobby.

NOTE: Absolutely no recording devices will be allowed in the theatre.  This invitation is non-transferable.  No admittance after the film has begun.  Please be advised that all bags and/or purses are subject to search.  Theater will be subject to security surveillance.  There is no social media policy in place yet. Review Embargo: By attending this screening you agree to hold all print, online, radio and television reviews until the film’s release date. This includes posting reactions/reviews to Twitter, Facebook and blog postings. 

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, David Thewlism

Directed: Charlie Kaufman (SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Duke Johnson ("Community" episode, Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas)

Synopsis: Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of "How May I Help You Help Them?" is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Duke Johnson ("Community" episode, Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell. The darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man's long night of the soul, ANOMALISA confirms Charlie Kaufman's place amongst the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Duke Johnson as a major creative force.

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Motion Picture Rating: R

Run Time. 1Hr 30min.

Release Date: In select theaters December 30th. Everywhere January.


Gloden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film



Group(s): New York Emmys


Mon, Dec. 14, 2015
6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern