“The Comedy” – Free IFP Member Screening

Thursday November 15th, 2012 7:00 PM

RSVP to dschoenbrun@ifp.org

reRun Theater (147 Front St. Brooklyn, NY 11201)

Star Tim Heidecker and Director Rick Alverson will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

 

On the cusp of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker, “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends (“Tim & Eric” co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a.”Neil Hamburger”) in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. Heidecker’s deadpan delivery cleverly masks a deep desire for connection and sense in the modern world. The Comedy wears its name on its sleeve, but director Rick Alverson’s powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.

Open to IFP Members at the Individual Level and Higher.

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