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Anomalisa

December 10 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium

With its 3-D animation puppetry, Anomalisa was the first feature animation to win a major motion-picture award, the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival. Blending painful banality and lighthearted fantasy, the story follows Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis), a midcareer customer-service specialist traveling to Cincinnati to deliver a keynote conference speech, as he interacts with fellow passengers and strangers. Everyone he meets looks and sounds the same (in fact, all the voices — aside from the two main characters — are smoothly spoken by actor Tom Noonan). When Stone finally spots a young woman with a unique voice (Jennifer Jason Leigh), his business trip takes an unexpected turn, further complicating this inquiry into loneliness and anomie. (Charlie Kaufman, 2015, DCP, 90 minutes)

courtesy Paramount Pictures/Photofest

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