The 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival

Featuring live appearances by Tig Notaro, Matt Besser, Zach Galifianakis, Keegan-Michael Key, John Mulaney, Doug Benson, Rob Corddry and Patton Oswalt!

 

 

BUY TICKETS ($14/free for members. Showtimes subject to change.):
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Thursday, March 31st, 7:30pm: Urban Cowboy (presented by Tig Notaro!)
Thursday, March 31st, 10:30pm: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (presented by Matt Besser!)
Friday, April 1st, 7:30pm: Blue Ruin (presented by Zach Galifianakis!)
Friday, April 1st, 10:30pm: Withnail & I (presented by Keegan-Michael Key!)
Saturday, April 2nd, 7:30pm: Arthur (presented by Rob Corddry!)
Saturday, April 2nd, 11:00pm: The Burbs (presented by John Mulaney!)
Sunday, April 3rd, 4:20pm: Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Sunday, April 3rd, 7:30pm: Walter Matthau double feature: The Bad News Bears and The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (presented by Patton Oswalt!)

 

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!

 

Watch the trailer for “5TH INT’L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST”!

 

Now in its fifth year, the fest continues to grow — check out the list of past presenters and their films:

 

2012
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Garry Shandling – The King of Comedy (1982)
Andy Kindler – Modern Romance (1981)
Kevin Pollak – The In-Laws (1979)
Paul F. Tompkins – Topsy Turvy (1999)
Margaret Cho – Darling (1965)

 

2013
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Sarah Silverman – Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Nick Kroll – Raising Arizona (1987)
Bill Burr – The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Aziz Anzari – Back to The Future (1985)
Dana Gould – Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964)
The Sklar Brothers – Breaking Away (1979)

 

2014
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Doug Benson – Boogie Nights (1997)
Kathy Griffin – The Dead Zone (1983)
Taylor Negron (subbing for Andy Kindler) – Manhattan (1979)
T.J. Miller – The Bank Dick (1940)
Jimmy Pardo – Airplane! (1980)
Jeff Garlin – The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

 

2015
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Doug Benson – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Sacha Baron Cohen – Klown (2010)
Paul Scheer – Ghostbusters (1984)
Chris Hardwick – Fletch (1985)
Will Forte – MacGruber (2010)
Lauren Lapkus – Big (1988)
Kumail Nanjiani – The Descent (2005)

 

5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Patton Oswalt presents a Walter Matthau double feature - The Bad News Bears and The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three

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4/3/2016 - 7:30PM

Patton Oswalt, renowned cinefile, comedian, author, actor, writer, and purveyor of legendary intros (including ones for Eraserhead and Microwave Massacre), brings genuine passion to hosting screenings. This time around Oswalt showcases Walter Matthau, with not one, but two films. This one-two punch of Matthau-madness showcases two of his greatest performances — in Bad News Bears and The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three. At his best as a grumbling, disgruntled, curmudgeon, Matthau first takes the reigns as the greatest drunken baseball coach of all time, in a tender and sincere performance. Then, catch him as an NYC Transit Authority cop oddly lightheartedly dealing with a hostage situation in the subway (all set to an incredibly catchy and toe-tapping theme song).

Patton says: “come for the jowls. stay for the paunch! The only man we need is saving kids and the city of New York for one night only!”

The Bad News Bears
Dir. Michael Ritchie, 1976, 35mm, 102 min.

The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
Dir. Joseph Sargent, 1974, 35mm, 104 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Doug Benson Movie Interruption - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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4/3/2016 - 4:20PM

The next installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Jon Hamm to Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the front row couches, mics in hand, and say whatever hilarious thing pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen.

Dir. Mel Stuart, 1971, 35mm, 100 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: John Mulaney presents The 'Burbs

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4/2/2016 - 11PM

Live Set from DJ Adam Papagan

John Mulaney—SNL writer and the creator and star of Mulaney—joins us to present the goofy, suburban-set, Tom Hanks-helmed, Addams Family-meets-Twilight Zone Americana that is The ‘Burbs. We can’t blame Mulaney (of “Too Much Tuna” fame) for his soft-spot for Joe Dante’s (Piranha, Gremlins) 1989 black comedy, about the rumour-generating new neighbors on a studio set-style suburban block. In the words of the great Jonathan Rosenbaum, as the block’s veteran denizens speculate about the new arrivals, Dante’s “sidelong genre notations are especially funny,” and the suspicious and scheming neighbors emerge as the real weirdos.

Dir. Joe Dante, 1989, 35mm, 101 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Rob Corddry presents Arthur

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4/2/2016 - 7:30PM

Rob Corddry seems to love placing (or playing) typically unlikeable characters in delightfully uncomfortable situations, from his show-stealing turn in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay to his squirm-inducing television show, Children’s Hospital, Corddry imbues characters with a sense of humanity and likeability that’s near impossible to resist. So, what could be a better pairing than Steve Gordon’s 1981 soft-hearted, booze-fest Arthur?

Dudley Moore plays an eternally-drunken man boy who is taxi’d around NY by his butler, while searching for love. Arthur is set to marry an heiress–which will appease his family and guarantee his fortune–but he’s fallen hard for the irresistible Linda (a magnificent and genuine performance from Liza Minnelli). In the words of Roger Ebert, “Only someone with a heart of stone could fail to love a drunk like Arthur Bach, who spends his wasted days in a poignant search for someone who will love him, will care for him, will inflame his passions, and soothe his pain, and who, most of all, will laugh at his one-liners.”

Dir. Steve Gordon, 1981, 35mm, 97 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Keegan-Michael Key presents Withnail & I

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4/1/2016 - 10:30PM

Richard E. Grant gives not only one of the greatest comedic performances on film of the last few decades, but is also one of the best on-screen drunks ever, in Bruce Robinson’s criminally underseen Withnail & I, screening at Cinefamily on 35mm, hosted by one of our favorite funny people, Keegan-Michael Key (of Key & Peele). Key’s fixation on boundary-pushing comedy, oft-fueled by uncomfortable sketches, make him a perfect host for Withnail & I. Grant and Paul McGann breathe boozy, riotous life into the duo of Withnail and Marwood, two out-of-work actors in late ’60s London who decide to take a break from their drug-and-drink-riddled squalor, and head out to the country for some R&R — only to encounter something even more distressing in the form of predatory Uncle Monty (a scene-stealing Richard Griffiths). This cracked classic plays like a big screen version of “The Young Ones” as filtered through the cracked sensibilities of late-era Beatles; alternately funny, creepy and poignant, Withnail & I is pure brilliance.

Dir. Bruce Robinson, 1987, 35mm, 107 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Zach Galifianakis presents Blue Ruin

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4/1/2016 - 7:30PM

Zach Galifianakis, veritable everyman of the comedy world, brings an unmistakably singular bent to every character he plays—whether in Visioneers, Out Cold, Youth in Revolt, or Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Galifianakis presents unique aloofness, grounded in discernable darkness. So, it comes as no surprise that Zach has chosen to show Jeremy Saulnier’s (underrated master behind Murder Party & Green Room) lean, mean, stripped-down, ultra-grim, and masterful tale of revenge, Blue Ruin. A deceptively simple premise concerning a man returning to his hometown for a big ol’ heaping spoonful of vengeance, patiently escalates into a nail-biting, brutalist, bloody, Chekhov’s gun-fueled ballad of one man’s attempt to settle a score that just won’t stay in the past.

Dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2013, DCP, 90 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Matt Besser presents Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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3/31/2016 - 10:30PM

Matt Besser—co-founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade & host of improvisationally driven podcast Improv4humans—has decided to bless the patrons of Cinefamily with a screening of Michael Schultz’s (Greased Lightning, Cooley High) wonderfully high-camp, gleefully-silly, jukebox musical that John Lennon and George Harrison refused to see.

Starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees, and featuring an absolutely unbelievable lineup including Donald Pleasance, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Earth, Wind & Fire, Billy Preston, Etta James, Tina Turner and many, many more, Pepper’s features distinctly odd covers of Beatles songs via Abbey Road & Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, plus a plot so loose that it quickly takes the back seat in this WW1-infused, acid-trip of a must-be-seen-to-be-believed slice of stubborn cinematic esotericism.

Dir. Michael Schultz, 1978, 35mm, 113 min.

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5TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: Tig Notaro presents Urban Cowboy

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3/31/2016 - 7:30PM

Tig Notaro—actor, comedian, writer, stand up comic—is one of the most personal comedians working today, using her life a to craft an oft-dark, yet assuredly affirmational and unique style of comedy. Never shying away from heavy subject matter (particularly her battle with breast cancer) Notaro keeps audiences laughing whilst insisting on confronting very real struggles. So, it’s no surprise that Notaro chose to show the early Travolta vehicle, Urban Cowboy‚ “a tough-talking, softhearted romantic melodrama that sees a world that is far more bleak than the movie, or the characters in it, ever have time to acknowledge” (Vincent Canby). Thought at first glance, a throwaway B-Hollywood picture that re-treads the same territory as any other melodrama of its time, a closer look reveals Urban Cowboy to be a film that flirts with an ethnographic style, documenting working class Texas (particularly Houston) via an unbelievably large honky-tonk bar, a new romance, and a marked interest in how this rarely documented slice of 80s American life ticks when off the clock.

Dir. James Bridges, 1980, 35mm, 132 min.

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