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Critically acclaimed queer comedy hit "The People's Joker" continues massive nationwide expansion this week

The People's Joker

Directed, Edited, Co-Written & Starring: Vera Drew

Once you see it, you will be become trans. That seems to be the common theme and t-shirt around the underground hit "The People's Joker". This indie sleeper is making waves in select cities and yesterday the studio announced over 100 more theaters selected for the next few weeks. So if you have been hearing the buzz about the queer anti hero film from Vera Drew there is a chance you can still see it in theaters soon. For our local St. Louis moviegoers the film is playing at the Webster Film Series April 18-21st and Arkadin Cinema April 26-28th. Check out the full details below.

Full theater listing here:

In this absurdist autobiographically-inspired dark comedy, a painfully unfunny aspiring clown (Vera Drew as Joker the Harlequin) grapples with her gender identity while unsuccessfully attempting to join the ranks of Gotham City’s sole comedy program in a world where comedy has been outlawed. Uniting with a ragtag team of rejects and misfits, Joker the Harlequin forms an illegal anti-comedy troupe that puts her on a collision course with the devious caped crusader controlling the city.

THE PEOPLE’S JOKER features a superhero-sized cast of celebrated comedic talent in both voice and live action roles behind the vibrant kaleidoscope of characters that lampoon the iconic heroes and villains of the DC comics’ world, featuring cameos from comedy multi-hyphenate Tim Heidecker, award-winning actor Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford (Netflix’s Big Mouth, Adult Swim’s Teenage Euthanasia), and Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis co-creator and host of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast), with Vera Drew, Lynn Downey (Amazon Prime Video’s Daisy Jones & The Six), Nathan Faustyn (SADDLED), and Kane Distler, in his film debut, making up the film’s core cast. With her own life as a trans woman and artist motivating the film’s story and theme, the script was co-written by close creative collaborator Bri LeRose (Netflix’s Magic for Humans and Chad & JT Go Deep).


Apr 16 / Miami, FL @ O Cinema

Apr 16 / Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre

Apr 17-18 / Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

Apr 17-28 / Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum

Apr 17-28 / Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum

Apr 18 / Tucson, AZ @ The Loft Cinema

Apr 18-21 / St. Louis, MO @ Webster Film Series

Apr 19 & 21 / Los Angeles, CA @ Vidiots

Apr 19-21 / Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

Apr 19 / Baltimore, MD @ Parkway Theatre

Apr 19-25 / New York, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan

Apr 19-25 / Los Angeles, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse DTLA

Apr 19-25 / Knoxville, TN @ Central Cinema

Apr 19-25 / Portland, OR @ The Hollywood Theatre

Apr 19-25 / Boston, MA @ Alamo Drafthouse Seaport

Apr 19-25 / Santa Ana, CA @ The Frida Cinema

Apr 19-25 / New Orleans, LA @ Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge

Apr 19-25 / Raleigh, NC @ Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh

Apr 19-25 / San Francisco, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse Mission

Apr 19-25 / Washington D.C. @ Alamo Drafthouse Bryant Street

Apr 19-25 / Washington D.C. @ Alamo Drafthouse Crystal Street

Apr 19-25 / El Paso, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse East El Paso

Apr 19-25 / Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra

Apr 19-25 / Des Moines, IA @ Varsity Cinema

Apr 19-25 / Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake

Apr 19-25 / Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center

Apr 19-25 / Charlotte, NC @ The Independent Picture House

Apr 19-25 / Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Apr 19-25 / Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Gateway Theater

Apr 19-25 / Kansas City, MO @ Screenland Armour Theatre

Apr 19-25 / Ashburn, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Loudon

Apr 19-25 / Charlottesville, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville

Apr 19-25 / Woodbridge, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge

Apr 19-25 / Springfield, MO @ Alamo Drafthouse Springfield

Apr 19-25 / Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theatre

Apr 19-25 / Athens, OH @ Athena Cinema

Apr 19-25 / Davenport, IA @ The Last Picture House

Apr 19 / Rockport, MA @ Cape Ann Community Cinema

Apr 20-24 / Bethlehem, PA @ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Apr 20 - May 2 / Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Film Group

Apr 20 / Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery

Apr 21-25 / Edmonton, AB @ Metro Cinema

Next Week: San Diego (CA), Sacramento (CA), Dallas (TX), Chicago (IL), Milwaukee (WI), Iowa City (IA), Nashville (TN), St. Louis (MO), Akron (OH), Amherst (MA), Jacksonville (FL), Omaha (NE), Asheville (NC), Corvallis (OR), Tacoma (WA), Hamilton (ON), Waterloo (ON), Pittsburg (PA), Toronto (ON), Montreal (QC)

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