This June, the Cane Fire Film Series is screening the 2013 dark comedy The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg and directed by British director Richard Ayoade.
The film follows a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization named Simon James, played by Eisenberg. James is overlooked by his boss and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the charming copy room girl he pines for, Hannah. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, it looks as though his aimless life couldn’t get any worse—until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite—confident, charismatic and seductive with women. And to Simon's utter astonishment and horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
British director Richard Ayoade, coming off the success of his first feature film The Submarine, returns with this darkly comic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella of the same name. Jesse Eisenberg gives a masterful dual performance along with a powerful ensemble cast featuring Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Cathy Moriarty.
The Cane Fire Film Series screens The Double on Monday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St. Tickets are $12 and can be found at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org. For more information about the Cane Fire Film Series, visit Facebook.com/CaneFireFilmSeries.