The 2nd Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival

Featuring live appearances by Sarah Silverman, Dana Gould, Aziz Ansari, the Sklar Brothers, Nick Kroll and Bill Burr!

 

 

Wayne Federman is a “That Guy”; we are subconsciously familiar with his face, burned into the vacuum tubes of our minds like an errant screensaver. Although his name may not be as familiar, trolling the communal id will reveal his patented one-scene “Federman-and-outs” in a slew of high-profile films: Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates — plus substantial arcs in shows like X-Files. The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So when Wayne came to us with the novel idea for a film festival of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians — we were interested. When Wayne explained that the comedians would not only select films that were personally inspiring and influential to them, but would also intro the film, perform, and participate in a post-screening Q&A, we did what any right-thinking movie theater should do — we said YES.

 

NOTE: Films and performers are subject to change…and, stay tuned for surprise special guests throughout the fest!

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Bill Burr presents "The Dirty Dozen"

Bill Burr in person!
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3/2/2013 - 10:15PM

Twelve dirty-dog convicts are chosen to go on a suicide mission against Hitler’s high command in The Dirty Dozen — what’s not to love? Robert Aldrich directed this heart-pounding, old-fashioned WWII actioner with a stellar cast, led by the quintessential man’s-man Lee Marvin, and bolstered by the likes of Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Donald Sutherland and even John Cassavetes! Released in ‘67 at the start of the “Summer Of Love,” with Vietnam student protests growing, and the “New Hollywood” blooming (hello, Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate), this king of macho flicks was a huge box office smash, and garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nom for future independent film pioneer Cassavetes. This is the personal selection of the hilarious comedian and actor Bill Burr (Breaking Bad). Come learn why Bill holds this film so close to his heart!Bill Burr will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards!
Dir. Robert Aldrich, 1967, 35mm, 150 min.

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Nick Kroll presents "Raising Arizona"

Nick Kroll in person!
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3/2/2013 - 7:30PM

The multi-talented star of Comedy Central’s The Kroll Show invites you to enjoy with him one of the earliest, funniest works by Joel and Ethan Coen: a twisted updated of Thirties’ screwball comedies, with a good shot of Sam Raimi-inspired madness on top. The wonderfully off-kilter pairing of Nicolas Cage’s ex-con and Holly Hunter as a police officer never fails to put a smile on our face, and Raising Arizona’s exuberantly over-the-top dialogue and characterizations just get better with age. Nick Kroll will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards!
Dir. Joel Coen, 1987, 35mm, 94 min.

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Aziz Ansari presents "Back To The Future"

Aziz Ansari in person!
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3/1/2013 - 10:15PM

Robert Zemeckis’s 1985 classic is easily one of the greatest time-travel films ever filmed — and funny enough, since it’s now been almost thirty years since the film’s release, we’re about at the same time gap that Marty McFly travels back in time. Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) would love to have you join him, as he personally explains his connection to this comedy thrill ride. Aziz Ansari will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards!
Dir. Robert Zemeckis, 1985, 35mm, 116 min.

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Dana Gould presents "Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb"

Dana Gould in person!
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3/1/2013 - 7:30PM

Fifty years on, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb is still as fresh, daring, absurd and amazing as it was at the dawn of the Beatles. Filmed at the height of the Cold War (with the Cuban Missile Crisis still fresh in the public’s psyche,) Stanley Kubrick guided three equally pitch-perfect comedic performances from Peter Sellers: the straight-line British office, the nebbish U.S. President, and the daffy German nuclear scientist. Adding to this tour de force of directing, editing and acting are the equally ridiculously brilliant turns from George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden, who were rarely ever better than they were here. Comedian/actor/Simpsons scribe Dana Gould loves this film to pieces — just as much as we do. Come share in the timeless awesomeness. Dana Gould will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards!
Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1964, 35mm, 95 min.

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The Sklar Brothers present "Breaking Away" (stars Paul Dooley & Dennis Christopher in person!)

Sklar Brothers and cast members in person!
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2/28/2013 - 10:30PM

Two nice Jewish boys from St. Louis — Randy and Jason Sklar — bring to the festival an American heartland classic. Filled with killer moments of choreographed bike racing, Breaking Away is so much more than a coming-of-age movie, for it also addresses the hidden “class distinction” side of our country’s society. Directed by Peter Yates (Bullitt), we follow an eccentric teen and his three townie friends (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley, all in outstanding performances) who compete socially and economically with the preppy snobs at Indiana University, all while our hero struggles to connect with his old-school dad (the always-great Paul Dooley.) Culminating in a rivalrous bike tournament, this high-spirited study in the pains of being young pulls off a tremendous balance between small-town romance, generation-gap comedy, flights of fancy, and suspenseful cycling sequences — as well as having beat out Woody Allen’s Manhattan for Best Original Screenplay at its year’s Oscars. Randy and Jason Sklar will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards with Breaking Away co-stars Dennis Christopher and Paul Dooley!
Dir. Peter Yates, 1979, 35mm, 100 min.

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Sarah Silverman presents "Crimes and Misdemeanors"

Sarah Silverman in person!
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2/28/2013 - 7:30PM

Our opening night presentation in this year’s Wayne Federman International Film Festival could not be more iconic — and, we’re thrilled that comedian, actress, and now voiceover artist (Wreck-It Ralph) Sarah Silverman chose such a compelling work from one of American film’s most singular talents. Released in 1989, Crimes and Misdemeanors is the most current release of this year’s festival! Ex-stand up comedian (and future Federmen Film Fest presenter?) Woody Allen won another Oscar (Original Screenplay) for this hilarious and astute comedy/drama about art, morality, love, God, success, vision — and a bunch of other stuff that smart people like to think about. Sarah Silverman will be here at the Cinefamily to introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A afterwards!
Dir. Woody Allen, 1989, 35mm, 104 min.

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