Joaquin Phoenix plays a Navy veteran psychologically broken by his experiences, who becomes a disciple of the charismatic leader of The Cause (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his controlling wife (Amy Adams). Film preceeded by a tribute reel celebrating the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
July 30, 2014
|7:00 PM||SIFF Film Center||
A challenging, perplexing, and fascinating epic, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a striking portrait of the drifters and seekers in post-WW2 America. Phoenix and Hoffman give career-best performances as two characters who yearn for understanding, but are sabotaged by their own personal demons.
|Director:||Paul Thomas Anderson|
|Principal Cast:||Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern|
|Running Time:||138 Minutes|