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Jo Jo Rabbit

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Winner of 2020 Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. Waititi is the first person of Maori descent to win an Oscar. He was the first ever indigenous person to be nominated in the category.

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

In English and German with English subtitles.

CommonSenseMedia Says: 13+ "Though many parts of the movie are light and funny, others are deadly serious, with mature subject matter and violence that's disturbing, even if it's not especially gory. There are maimed soldiers, dead bodies, children carrying (and using) machine guns, and the hanging bodies of people executed by Nazis.

"Taika Waititi knocks it out of der park with the meaningful lunacy of his anti-hate satire, which is equal parts Mel Brooks, Wes Anderson and Waititi's own whimsical brilliance."

- Peter Howell, The Toronto Star

  • Directed by Taika Waititi
  • 2019, New Zealand | Czech Republic | USA
  • 108 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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