Titles tagged "comedy"
3 Still Standing
3 Still Standing follows three veteran stand up comics as they struggle to survive the downfall of comedy in a changing world. Contemporaries of Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and others in the hotbed of San Fransisco during the heady 1980s, success seems to be just one great set away for Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved creations. The frolicking tale of lovesick young aristocrats, energetic but inept rustics, and mischievous woodland spirits is a staple of stage and screen. In the past, filmed adaptions have emphasized the play’s traditional, Elizabethan qualities.
BRAND: A Second Coming
Follow comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons - Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved.
Celebrated actor and comedian Jay Baruchel has an obsession with a sport and a team — far from home, in another continent: he is a massive fan of Glasgow’s Celtic Football Club. And like millions of fans around the world, Jay defies crazy distances and time differences to get his fix of European football.
Jazz and Wolf run Deadhead Comics. They owe their landlord £5,000 but they don’t have it and it seems the shop is doomed. But, when Issue No 1 of Electric Man mysteriously appears in the shop, it seems their problems are solved.
The Last Laugh
Are we allowed to make jokes about the Holocaust? The outrageously funny and thought-provoking film THE LAST LAUGH puts this question about comedy's ultimate taboo to legends including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Harry Shearer, Alan Zweibel, Jeffrey Ross, Judy Gold, Susie Essman, Larry Charles, and many other critical thinkers as well as Holocaust survivors themselves.
A documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing childhood diaries, letters, poems and art... with total strangers. Transporting viewers back to a time of awkward firsts, the film captures the raw energy of live Mortified stage shows and examines what their popularity reveals about our relationship to adolescence and shame.
Punching the Clown
Winner of the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, this uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way through the heartland, living out of his car and singing his twisted satirical songs to anyone who will listen. After a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, he decides he's hit rock bottom. Seeking to shake things up, he moves to L.A. where his luck changes overnight.
From the Sundance-winning short film, Thunder Road follows officer Arnaud on a journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing authority figure in the American South, the film will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time. Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.
When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcée (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare.
A Touch of Spice
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him.
The Bitter Buddha
This documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true "comic's comic". For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. In "The Bitter Buddha" we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history.
A comedy drama about the unlikely friendship of an old Jewish baker & a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. With the dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holde) who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet.
It is Election Day. We mark our ballots and away they disappear for counting - tallied by reliable systems. Or so we hope. Few citizens realize that today's elections offer scant guarantee that votes are recorded as intended. While democracy does not begin with elections, it can end when we fail to protect them.
Lust For Love
Astor’s (Fran Kranz) happy tenacity spoils his one chance at love with his lifelong crush Mila (Beau Garrett). Convinced he needs more experience with women to win her back, he engages her ex-best friend Cali (Dichen Lachman) to teach him how to woo women. Together they dissect his failings, and Astor makes his awkward pick-up attempts.
Nora’s Will is a comedy like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented new filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Lujan) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest.
What does it mean to be Jewish? Three generations of the Rashevski family grapple with the question after the death of Rose, the secular matriarch who believed that the tango would make all troubles disappear. Charming and endearing, the characters confront issues of relationships, family, relgiion. love, romance, and interfaith marriage.
ANTONIO “TOTO” ESTARES comes from Tacloban, Philippines, a place ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. His mother has cancer. He works at a hotel in Manila, and tries every which way to get to the U.S. so he can support his family – which he’s been doing since his father died and left them penniless.
The Women's Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy. Awash with Jerusalem's distinctive glow, "The Women's Balcony" is a warm, poignant portrait of a modern community struggling to balance protocol with practical, progressive values - at once rebellious and respectful in spirit.
A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you've seen before- a hilarious and heart-warming tale about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!
Before You Know It
The film centers on a dysfunctional and codependent family who are struggling to maintain the family business, a small community theatre in New York City. Patriarch Mel is a failed playwright; his daughter Jackie is a quirky actress stuck in perennial adolescence despite being mother to teenage daughter Dodge; his daughter Rachel (Utt) is a business-minded lesbian whose attempts to be the responsible member of the family have made her something of a control freak.
Exceedingly likeable Junior College student, Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) is chasing a lifelong dream to become a professional baseball player. He’s got the drive, determination, ambition, heart and dedication. One small problem; he hasn’t got the athletic ability to make it happen. But, Calvin believes that if he doesn’t give up, he will eventually succeed.
Escondido, California, 1994. It's the end of summer and Gene is preparing for his high school drama friends' final murder mystery slumber party. The theatrical hostess, Rose, will fly off to start college the next morning, followed by earnest Claire, charismatic Oscar, and sarcastic Ally.
Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story
On May 30, 2017 an image of Griffin holding a mask that resembled the severed head of President Trump was released – the image went global and everything she had worked for in her life, vanished overnight.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one.
Worried that he has gotten the free-spirited Mindy pregnant after an unprotected one-night stand, Fred feigns romantic interest and sticks by her side for twelve hours to make sure she takes both doses of the morning-after pill.
Rich Little's Christmas Carol
T'was the night before Christmas...And Rich Little is in the house! The master impresario is at it again with a little bit of Christmas cheer. Rich comically retells this holiday classic by Charles Dickens, replacing Scrooge with W.C. Fields, Richard Nixon and Jacob Marley, Edith Bunker as Mrs. Cratchit and many more. All of Rich's hilarious characters are sure to become a holiday tradition!
In Los Angeles, advertising executive Jason (Brian Tee) suddenly finds himself abandoned at the altar by his beautiful fiancée. His family is sent into a panic and there is good reason – there is an ancient family curse that mandates if he isn't married by age 30, which is only months away, he'll surely die.