Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

JERRY LEWIS:
The Man Behind the Clown

Feature Documentary | US (2016) | 61 minutes

SHOWTIME: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 3:30 PM (English) - Shown with The Man Who Shot Hollywood

Florida Premiere

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SYNOPSIS:

Jerry Lewis was far more than a clown who kept the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. He was a groundbreaking filmmaker whose curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, emerging as a driving force in Hollywood. He broke boundaries with his technical innovations, unique voice and keen visual eye. While American critics rejected his abrasive art, Europeans recognized him as a true auteur, a creative genius. Featuring interviews with Martin Scorsese, Sean Hayes, Tony Lewis, and more.

DIRECTOR: GREGORY MONRO

Telluride Film Festival; Haifa International Film Festival; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Sponsors: Dale & Ed Filhaber, Carol & Ed Kaplan, Paula Kassover

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INTRODUCTION & POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION
with Larry Ferber, Host of the Living Room Theater’s “Movie Club”, former Director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and multi-Emmy nominated television producer.