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Funny You Never Knew + Q&A (N/C 5+)

3 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Funny You Never Knew is a feature documentary that follows comedians Fred Willard and Kevin Pollak as they re-discover a trio of comedians from the 1950s: Imogene Coca, George Gobel and Martha Raye - three remarkable performers whose groundbreaking comedy captured the American zeitgeist and influenced many of the major comedians that followed: from Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, and Carol Burnett to Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig.

The film offers audiences today a chance to enjoy some rare and amazing performances that have not been seen since the night they were first telecast. Featuring interviews with some of the remaining eye-witnesses to these stars' talents, including Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Carol Channing and Carl Reiner, Funny You Never Knew provides not only a look at the forgotten work of three dynamic comedians, but a glimpse of a lost era of American comedy.

The film has picked up several awards on the festival circuit: Best Documentary Feature Film at the 17th annual Garden State International Film Festival, Best Director of a Feature Film at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, the Gold REMI at the 52nd annual Houston Worldfest International Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: Editing at the 20th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.

Followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Hunt and editor Colin Goudie (Star Wars: Rogue One).

  • Director Andrew Hunt
  • Certificate N/C 5+
  • Running time 1h43m
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2019
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