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2019, 108 min, Dir: Taika Waititi

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) whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Johansson), Best Adapted Screenplay (Waititi), and Best Film Editing (Tom Eagles).

2014, Unison Films, 85 min, New Zealand/USA, Dir: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

The creative team behind HBO’s popular “Flight of the Conchords” serves up this deadpan mockumentary of the undead as centuries-old vampires Viago, Deacon, Petyr and Vladislav struggle with the mundane tasks of modern life in Wellington, New Zealand. “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS never sags or drags, delivering its comic punches with surgical precision and then getting off the stage.” - Alonso Duralde, The Wrap.

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