LOST IN TRANSLATION (35mm)
September 20 only
7pm show is SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available for the 9:30 show.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of this early melancholic work by Sofia Coppola, The Roxie, MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS and Spoke Art bring you the critically acclaimed LOST IN TRANSLATION! Accompanied by a new screen print in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series. Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.
After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, Sofia Coppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Twenty-something Charlotte is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer who is in Tokyo on an assignment, leaving her to while away her time while he works.
Beyond their shared bemusement and confusion with the sights and sounds of contemporary Tokyo, Bob and Charlotte share a similar dissatisfaction with their lives; the spark has gone out of Bob’s marriage, and he’s become disillusioned with his career. Meanwhile, Charlotte is puzzled with how much John has changed in their two years of marriage, while she’s been unable to launch a creative career of her own. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more.
Directed by Sofia Coppola. 2003. 101 min. USA, Japan. 35mm.
To commemorate this event, Spoke Art has commissioned artist Matt Taylor to create a promotional screen print which we will have available for attendees in the theater lobby.
– This print is limited to only 100 copies, Spoke Art will not be reprinting more copies.
– We will allocate copies for both screenings, however Spoke Art cannot guarantee that everyone who comes to this event will be able to get a poster due to their limited nature.
– Posters will be one per person, no exceptions.
– Spoke Art will be providing plastic print sleeves to ensure you can get your new print home safely!
No copies will be made available for sale online, so be sure to visit the Roxie in person if you want to pick one of these up!
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS