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Adaptation

Adaptation

Adaptation

2002 / 114min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: SPIKE JONZE

CAST: NICHOLAS CAGE, MERYL STREEP, CHRIS COOPER, TILDA SWINTON

Adrian Tomine in person to introduce.

Tasked with writing a screenplay based on Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, Charlie Kaufman embarks on a voyage to solve the myriad problems in both his art and life. Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze’s careers seemed to intersect at just the right moment, resulting in a head-spinning film that attempts far more than should be possible in two hours (and somehow pulls it all off). It’s a deeply-felt portrayal of anxiety and insecurity, a meta-commentary on the codified rules of screenwriting, an exploration of “adaptation” in all its forms, and miraculously, a genuinely funny, moving, and enthralling story.

Adaptation is screening as part of Adrian Tomine's Dream Double Feature.