CAC, the Cinematic Arts Commission at the University of Miami, is bringing a sneak peek of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, DON JON, starring Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. The star of contemporary indie classics like the anti-romantic comedy (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, the neo-noir BRICK, and the heart-breaking MYSTERIOUS SKIN as well as Hollywood blockbusters THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, LOOPER, and LINCOLN explores romance, family, and interconnectivity in a one of the year’s most anticipated films.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
This film is open and free to students of UM.
Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Rated R.
USA. 2013. 35mm Film.
90minutes. Color. English.
This is a one time screening on Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00PM.