Special Screenings

THE COMEDIAN

  • Description
  • Bios
  • World Premiere

    An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.  

  • Taylor Hackford received Oscar® nominations for Best Director and Best Picture for RAY (2004), starring Jamie Foxx; and won an Oscar® for Best Live Action Short Film for TEENAGE FATHER (1979). His films include AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982); BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT (1993); DOLORES CLAIBORNE (1995); THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (1997); and LOVE RANCH (2010).

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