Film

Michael R. Jackson Presents Happiness

 
Curator’s Choice
 
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
  • 3:45PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 139min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $17
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+  Before the film, Michael R. Jackson will discuss how Happiness inspired his love of film.
 
 
 
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Part of Film series Screen Epiphanies
Directed by Todd Solondz | 1998

With Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The master of dark comic misery, Todd Solondz casts his ironic-compassionate gaze on a panoply of suburban New Jersey sadsacks and societal rejects—including a phone sex fiend, a pedophile father, and an elderly couple going through a divorce—in this audacious exploration of the universal search for fulfillment. By turns bitterly hilarious, darkly disturbing, and emotionally devastating (sometimes all at once), Happiness dares to extend empathy to even the most damaged among us.

Inspired by the Screen Epiphanies series at London's BFI Southbank

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Michael R. Jackson
 
BIO
Michael R. Jackson

Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and musical theater writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the musicals A Strange Loop and White Girl In Danger as well as the book and lyrics for Teeth with Anna K. Jacobs. Jackson is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Grant, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, Whiting Award, and Helen Merrill Award. He was a Dramatist Guild Fellow and has commissions from LCT3 and Grove Entertainment/Barbara Whitman Productions.



 
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