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Friday March 27th at 3 PMEvent Website
Taika Waititi · Czech Republic/New Zealand · 2019 · 109 mins · PG
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards Including Best Picture
A sprightly coming-of-age comedy set in World War II Germany, Jojo Rabbit is an audacious high-wire act: a satire in which a buffoonish Adolf Hitler delivers some of the funniest moments; a wrenchingly tender portrait of a mother’s love for her son, and — perhaps most powerfully — an improbably affecting chronicle of moral evolution. At the center is young Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), who has grown up under Hitler’s rule and whose fondest goal in life is to join the Hitler Youth. It’s the balance between outrageous comedy and moments of more mournful reflection that gives Jojo Rabbit its momentum and higher purpose. Set to an anachronistic pop soundtrack and an eye-poppingly attractive production design, this is a film that dares you not to enjoy its material pleasures, even as you wonder if you should be laughing quite so hard at the jokes.—The Washington Post
“Waititi manages to walk the fine line between fantasy and drama, humor and wartime horror without losing his balance.” Houston Chronicle“There’s an old saying that a great comedy should make you laugh and then, make you cry. By that standard, with Jojo Rabbit, Waititi has made a great comedy and a great movie that is a salve for the soul in a troubled time.” Original CinCast Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson