Based on a true story, this Sundance Film Festival sensation stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a Portland, Oregon native with a talent for off-color jokes and an awful drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends with a catastrophic car accident that paralyzes him, Callahan reluctantly enters rehab and gradually discovers a gift for creating edgy, irreverent cartoons. A return to form for filmmaker Gus Van Sant (to whom Robin Williams had pitched this project two decades ago), it’s a funny, poignant and ultimately inspiring drama about the healing power of art. Rated R. With Jonah Hill. Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein. Music: Danny Elfman. Writer/Director: Gus Van Sant. (US 2018) 113 min.