C’MON C’MON is really a wonderful, one-of-a-kind film, shot in understated but beautiful black and white, deliberately modest yet…for that reason, much, much more. Johnny (incarnated by an unforgettable Joaquin Phoenix) is a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 8-year-old son, Jesse (played by a REALLY unforgettable Woody Norman), while she tends to Jesse’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. It’s a complicated but sweet journey for them—and for us. “More movies could use the genuine kindness and comfort director Mike Mills provides with his stories. He’s become an auteur concerned solely with humanness. He gets his audience to shed earnest tears, both happy and sad. There’s something special about that, about Mills, and about C’MON C’MON”—Film Stage.
Scheduled to start December 3
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