Being John Malkovich

Friday, October 6 - Saturday, October 14, 2023

“It was Black Friday 1999. My mother, being 9 months pregnant, and in no mood for seasonal shopping, spent the day at the movie theater across the street from our house in Baltimore. She watched BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, or at least the first half. Feeling so compelled by the impeccable writing, and incredible performances that mark Spike Jonze’s directorial debut, I made my entrance into the world. That is to say, my mother’s water broke halfway through the film, and I was born the next day.  24 years later this is still one of my favorite movies, and I’m so excited that I get to project it at IFC!” –Staff pick by Kendall L., Projectionist

A frustrated puppeteer discovers a secret portal into the mind of a famous actor, an experience he mistakenly shares with his animal-loving wife and a frosty, attractive coworker.

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer 2023-Winter 2024.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 113 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Universal
  • Director Spike Jonze
  • Cast John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Ned Bellamy, Eric Weinstein, Madison Lanc
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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