Documentary Film: When Comedy Went to School
11/03/2013, 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
Why are there so many
Jewish comedians? This entertaining portrait of this country’s greatest
generation of comics – the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis,
Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make
appearances in the film, sharing hilarious and personal experiences – answers
that very question, taking viewers to the source of American comedy: Upstate
New York’s Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants
transformed lush farmland into the 20th century’s largest resort complex. Those
Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable
group of young Jewish-American comedians to hone their craft and become
worldwide legends. With clips of Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld,
Jackie Mason, Billy Crystal, and Rodney Dangerfield, as well as the legendary
Buddy Hackett and Henny Youngman.
Akkaya, Ron Frank and Lawrence Richards | 2o13 | U.S.A. | 77 minutes
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