* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center


Directed by Spike Jonze; starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Song and Best Production Design!

"A wistful, wonderful meditation on where we are and where we might be going." –Philadelphia Inquirer

"A remarkably ingenious film." –The Atlantic

Set in Los Angeles in the slightly distant future, this film follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

DIR/SCR/PROD Spike Jonze; PROD Megan Ellison, Vincent Landay. US, 2013, color, 126 min, DCP. RATED R

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