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Joker

From Friday 4th October

Booking opens 20th September

Director: Todd Philips

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Robert De Niro.

Rating: 15

USA 2019, 122mins

Joaquin Phoenix's twisted take on Gotham's clown prince is the centrepiece of DC comics thriller which delves into the psyche of Batman's arch nemesis

Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Did You Know?
The filmmakers cite Alan Moore's comic "The Killing Joke", which tells the Joker's origin and descent into insanity, and the Martin Scorsese films Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980) and The King of Comedy (1982) as an influence on the film.