THE LAST LAUGH
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with director Ferne Pearlstein
Dir. Ferne Pearlstein | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 89 min.
This funny and thought-provoking documentary pairs clips from films with performances and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders (including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Abraham Foxman, and Shalom Auslander) to ask the ultimate taboo question: can the Holocaust be funny? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. So where is the line? The film explores that quandary and the implications for other controversial subjects.
100% on Rotten Tomatoes after 35 reviews
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS FILM
Ferne Pearlstein is is a prize-winning cinematographer, feature film editor, and a writer/director, whose work has been screened around the world. Pearlstein‘s documentary SUMO EAST AND WEST premiered at the Tribeca, Los Angeles and Melbourne International Film Festivals. In addition, Pearlstein has had three short films screened at Sundance, as well as documentaries aired on PBS.
Thank you to the screening sponsor USB Memory Direct