LOST IN TRANSLATION (35mm)

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September 20 only

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.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION (35mm): Upcoming Showtimes
September 207:00 PMBig Roxie