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Comedy

From slapstick to satire, romantic hijinks to surrealist wit, this program presents a range of films that are funny and about funny people.


Bad Hair

Justin Simien  |   United States
Comedy, Horror
English  
Drive-in SOLD OUT
In this hilarious horror satire set in 1989, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television, but her flourishing career comes at a cost when she realizes that her new hairstyle might have a mind of its own. As he did with his auspicious debut [...]

Belushi

R. J. Cutler  |   United States
Biopic, Comedy, Documentary
English  
Drive-in SOLD OUT

By age 30, John Belusihi conquered Hollywood as one of the founding cast members of Saturday Night Live and the star of The Blues Brothers. But as his fame grew, so did his struggles with substance abuse, leading to an untimely demise that shocked fans around the world. Through previously unheard audiotapes featuring the voices of collaborators, friends, and family, this fitting tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent captures the complicated essence of an American icon.

The Columnist De Kuthoer

Ivo van Aart  |   The Netherlands
Action, Comedy, Horror, Social Commentary
Dutch  
Silver Audience Award for Best European Feature, Fantasia International Film Festival Femke is over it! The constant critique, the gaslighting for speaking her truth, the trolls’ anonymous, sexist insults. A columnist for a revered publication in The Netherlands, the divorced, city-dwelling single mother faces a daily barrage of negativity on social media. Sure, she shouldn’t [...]

The Comeback Revansch

Patrik Eklund  |   Sweden
Comedy, Family Affairs, Sports
Swedish  
A promising badminton player in her youth, Annbritt lost the Swedish championship finals in 1983, and, three decades later, she still hasn’t recovered from the defeat. Convinced that the loss was the result of the umpire’s missed call, she has since spiraled downward, a bottle of alcohol her constant companion. Buoyed by the unflagging enthusiasm [...]

For Madmen Only

Heather Ross  |   United States
Biopic, Comedy, Documentary
English  

Through inspired re-enactments, archival clips, and interviews with famous fans, this poignant look at the life of improv impresario Del Close tracks the comedy trailblazer from “human torch” sideshow act to his influential rise at The Second City, where he mentored such greats as Bill Murray, John Candy, and Tina Fey.

Gaza Mon Amour

Tarzan & Arab Nasser  |  Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar
Comedy, Romance, Social Commentary
Arabic  
Sixty-year-old Palestinian fisherman and lifelong bachelor Issa (Salim Daw) holds a secret torch for Siham (Hiam Abbas), a dressmaker at the market. Just as he is getting up the courage to propose to her, Issa nets an ancient statue of a well-endowed, larger-than-life-sized Apollo. When the Hamas authorities get wind of the existence of this [...]

Shorts 6: It Hurts to Laugh (Comedy)

Various  |   Canada, Estonia, Macedonia, Norway, United States
Comedy
English, Estonian, Macedonian, Norwegian  

Pitch-black comedies, absurd deadpan oddities, and farcical send-ups are featured in this program of films that revel in the hilarity of life’s stresses and contradictions. Featuring works by Bridget Moloney, Gunhild Enger, Georgi M. Unkovski, Zach Woods, Kerli Kirch Schneider, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson.

The Woman Who Ran Domangchin yeoja

Hong Sangsoo  |   South Korea
Comedy, Family Affairs
Korean  
Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival Apart from her husband for the first time in years, Gamhee (played by inimitable Kim Minhee) has a series of encounters with friends both planned and by chance. Over the course of their conversations, details about her life and relationship with her spouse begin to emerge. Is she trying to [...]