Project Description

POOR THINGS – WINNER Golden Globes “Musical or Comedy” – Best Actress Emma Stone/Best Motion Picture – Playing January 12 – 18, 2024 at The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center in Patchogue, NY

Release Year: 2023
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo
Running Time: 2 hrs 21 mins

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

“This grand buffet of a film, likely the year’s most audacious effort and certainly one of its best, comes from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos and is his most out-there film yet.”
— Adam Graham, Detroit News

WINNER: Two Golden Globe Awards in the category of “Musical or Comedy”
WINNER: Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by a Female Actress for Emma Stone

FILM DISCUSSION: Please join Professor Peter Mascuch on Friday, January 12 after the 7:30PM show for a film discussion. Peter Mascuch is a professor of English and Film Studies at St. Joseph’s University.

Adult – $10.00 | Student – $7.00 | Member – $6.00

Details here:

20 Terry Street (one block South of Main Street) | Patchogue, NY 11772 | (631) 438-0083

The Box Office opens 1-hour before the first show of the day and closes after the last show.
The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community supported organization. This means there are no shareholders and that all monies are used to fund operations, programming and capital campaigns. The Plaza depends on donations and grants from local, federal and state governments, as well as from individual donors, foundations, and corporations.