A Genuine Tribute to Spike Jonze & Charlie Kaufman

Co-presented by Spoke Art & MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS

Saturday, December 17

Spoke Art will be presenting brand new limited edition screen prints for the three films by artists Matt Taylor, Guillaume Morrellec and Concepcion Studios, available for purchase exclusively for attendees.

Want to see all three? The Roxie is offering a limited number of $20 passes that provide access to all three films. Click here to buy your Jonze+Kaufman Tribute Pass before they sell out (if you get one, your pass will be held at the box office) Otherwise, see below for individual show information and advance ticketing links! All screenings are free or discounted for Roxie members.


3:30pm WHERE THE WiLD THiNGS ARE (2009)

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Script by Dave Eggers & Spike Jonze; Directed by Spike Jonze. 2009.

Voices by Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara & Forest Whitaker

Jim Henson’s SFX Creature Shop designed this magical adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book. Director Spike Jonze created a truly beautiful, allegorical fantasy film (with a defining musical score by Karen O) that needs to be revisited on the big screen. DCP courtesy of Warner Brothers. 104 minutes.

Tickets for WHERE THE WiLD THiNGS ARE available here


6:00pm BEiNG JOHN MALKOViCH (1999)

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Script by Charlie Kaufman; Directed by Spike Jonze

w/ John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, & John Malkovich

The beginning of Charlie Kaufman’s reign of his 21st Century meta-existential terror follows a puppeteer caught in a soul crushing marriage and the surreal adventures he takes (inside the real John Malkovich) to break out of it. Spike Jonze proved his music videos were not just a flash in the pan with this unstoppably inventive and hilarious odyssey (as well as receiving three Oscar nods!)  DCP courtesy of NBC Universal. 112 minutes.

Tickets for BEiNG JOHN MALKOViCH + ADAPTATiON double feature available here

8:30pm ADAPTATiON (2002)

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Script by Charlie & Donald Kaufman; Directed by Spike Jonze

w/ Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper

One of the Y2Ks most underrated Hollywood films, Nicolas Cage delivers two of his greatest performances as Charlie & Donald Kaufman, a screenwriter and his twin brother trying to adapt Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, a book about the obsession of uncovering rare orchids. As the characters attempt to turn it into an important Hollywood movie, we as an audience are treated to a head spinning, heart achingly profound film about love, loss and disappointment. 35mm print courtesy of  Sony Pictures. 114 minutes.

 Tickets for BEiNG JOHN MALKOViCH + ADAPTATiON double feature available here

Want to see all three? The Roxie is offering a limited number of $20 passes that provide access to all three films. Click here to buy your Jonze+Kaufman Tribute Pass before they sell out (if you get one, your pass will be held at the box office) Otherwise, see below for individual show information and advance ticketing links! All screenings are free or discounted for Roxie members.