Charlie Kaufman's SYNECDOCHE , NEW YORK Original Movie Poster * PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN & JENNIFER JASON LEIGH * 27" x 40" Rare 2008 Mint New Condition. Large Wall Size measures 27" inches wide by 40" inches high. Original Official Advance Release Theatrical Poster for the October 24th 2008 limited theater release of the film " Schenectady, New York " featuring a beautifully intricate illustration of the model of New York City that is built by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character in the film. " Schenectady, New York " is directed by Charlie Kaufman ( who wrote "Being John Malkovich", "Adaptation", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" ) in his directorial debut. It premiered in competition Friday, May 23, 2008 at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival, and has had a limited release here in the United States. The story focuses on a self-involved artist who struggles to understand life, death ... and heartbreak. Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) mounts middling versions of classic plays in a Schenectady repertory theater. Days away from the opening of "Death of a Salesman", Caden is wracked with self-doubt. Things take a turn for the worse when his marriage — and his health — begin to deteriorate. As Caden is stricken with one freak illness after another, he struggles to connect with his wife, a painter named Adele (Catherine Keener). When Adele leaves for Berlin with their 4-year old daughter, Olive (Sadie Goldstein), Caden sinks deeper and deeper into depression. He turns to his therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), for help, but she is more interested in selling him her latest self-help book than in giving him useful advice. Failing therapy, Caden turns to Hazel (Samantha Morton), the sweet, slightly daffy redhead who works the box office. But this encounter, initially, is also doomed to failure. Unexpectedly (and inexplicably), Caden wins a MacArthur Fellowship — the "genius" grant. He vows to use the money to mount a work that is "real" and "honest". He moves to New York City and sets up shop in an abandoned warehouse. With his troupe, he slowly builds a living, breathing, simulacrum of New York inside the warehouse, with actors playing the parts of "real" people. Eventually, this includes choosing actors to play the part of himself and his new wife, an actress named Claire (Michelle Williams). While Caden deals with an ever-increasing litany of horrific illnesses and confusion with his on-stage and off-stage life, he is consumed with worry over his daughter Olive, reportedly under the influence of Adele's flaky, possibly predatory friend, Maria (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Falling deeper into melancholy, Caden begins to lose touch with reality while his work begins to take a life of its own.It's an utterly brilliant film in that it evokes its intended feelings with apparent effortlessness -- not like a staged, contrived snapshot but like a wholly unique piece of art. Screenwriter Kaufman’s first venture as a director is audacious, ambitious, amazing. It’s also intricate, self-referencing, and all-encompassing. A number of critics have compared it to Federico Fellini's 1963 film 8½. The Moving Arts Film Journal ranked the film at #80 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time." In his review of the movie in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert said, "I watched it the first time and knew it was a great film." In 2009 Ebert wrote that the movie was the best of the decade. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times said, "To say that [it] is one of the best films of the year or even one closest to my heart is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now ... Despite its slippery way with time and space and narrative and Mr. Kaufman’s controlled grasp of the medium, Synecdoche, New York is as much a cry from the heart as it is an assertion of creative consciousness. It’s extravagantly conceptual but also tethered to the here and now."
This Original Rare Poster is Printed in Brilliant Beautiful Razor-sharp 6 color production on thick advertising poster stock paper and is Rolled. Rare , Authentic , Schenectady, New York / Philip Seymour Hoffman Collectible of a unique drama now considered a classic. Ready for framing or simply hang as is. Great for an Apartment or Den , Entertainment Room or Office. Will be gently rolled in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Original Poster is in Mint New condition. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.