The Last Laugh
Directed by Ferne Pearlstein. US. 2016. 1 hour 28 minutes. Digital.
Sat., October 28, 2017 thru Thu., November 2, 2017
Ends Nov 2.
Following the 7:45 screening on Sun, Oct 29, special guest Rabbi Eric J. Lazar of Temple Brith Achim will host a Q&A session.
Join us for a Skype Q & A with director (and Bucks County native!) Ferne Pearlstein immediately after the screening on Wed, Nov 1. Screening at 4:45pm. Q & A at 6:20pm.
The Last Laugh dares ask: “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?” This outrageously funny and thought-provoking film puts the question to legends including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, and many others (including survivors), offering fresh insights into the Holocaust and what else—9/11, AIDS, racism—is or isn’t off-limits in a society that prizes freedom of speech.
Featuring: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Susie Essman, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Abraham Foxman, Lisa Lampanelli, David Cross, Roz Weinman, Klara Firestone, Elly Gross, Deb Filler, Etgar Keret, Shalom Auslander, Jake Ehrenreich, Hanala Sagal and Renee Firestone.
Entertaining and wrenching….The Last Laugh received a standing ovation at its star-studded Tribeca premiere. – New York Observer
Reveals….the intensely personal nature of what people find funny….It doesn’t downplay the tragedy behind the comedy. – The Guardian