Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix stars in the title role of JOKER, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro. Todd Phillips' Golden Lion winner for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival is being heralded by critics as "gloriously daring," "a masterpiece," and "the film of the year." Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.