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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Director: Spike Jonze Run Time: 101 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2009

Starring: Catherine Keener, Lauren Ambrose, Max Records, Ryan Corr, Spike Jonze

Country: Germany, United States, Australia
Language: English


Screening as part of From Book to Film 2022. Visit Ticket Center the day of the screening to reserve your spot!


About the film:

A classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to life.

“for anyone who’s ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent’s sympathy as they’ve pulled you off the ground… It’ll make your inner child run wild.”

—Dan Jolin for Empire Magazine

About the filmmaker:

Spike Jonze is an Academy Award-winning director and producer known for his visually arresting and innovative music videos and films. His has crafted the critically acclaimed features Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), and Her (2013), along with music videos for major artists, including Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” (1994), Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” (1994), and Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” (1999) and “Weapon of Choice” (2001). Jonze is the creator and executive producer of the television show Jackass (2000–2002) and the subsequent films Jackass: The Movie (2002) and Jackass: Number Two (2006). He directed the televised comedy performance Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019), and in 2020 he helmed the documentary Beastie Boys Story.

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