Oh you lucky LA’ers! The 4th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival is coming to town, and the presenters list is downright nerdy and great! Our own fearless leader will be presenting one of my favorite classic comedies to the lucky audience, and if you’re in town, you can also catch it!
The festival is the brainchild of the titular Wayne Federman who came to the fine folks at Cinefamily a few years back and proposed a festival of films chosen and presented by stand-up comedians who found the films that were chosen inspirational and influential. It was exciting then to read that Chris Hardwick will be presenting the classic Chevy Chase film Fletch at this year’s festival. If you haven’t seen Fletch, you should definitely find it and watch it right now. Chase plays a chameleon of an investigative reporter. Do you need anymore incentive than chameleon and reporter? It’s great. Go. Watch.
Starting March 5th and continuing through the 8th, there will be a great line up for you to enjoy. Thursday night, Sacha Baron Cohen will present Klown. Friday, Doug Benson Movie Interruption will screen Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Saturday will bring Hardwick and Fletch to the screen, and Will Forte presenting MacGruber. Sunday also has a double feature with Lauren Lapkus showing Big, and Kumail Nanjiani presenting The Descent.
If you live in LA, you can get tickets for any of these films at Cinefamily.org. I’m kind of jealous (again) that I’m stuck in the snow and can’t go see a few of these myself. And when you’re all inspired by all the funny people you get to enjoy, think of other comedians and films you’d like to see the festival feature and come back and tell us about them in the comments below.
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