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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Standing Up

Documentary

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 8 - 8:30PM
Innis Town Hall
May 13 - 4:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2017
Running Time 76 MIN
Language English
Director Jonathan Miller
Cast David Finklestein,Sara Parks,Raafat Toss
Themes Arts and Culture,
Comedy

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Description

Filmmaker Jonathan Miller follows an Orthodox Jew, a personal injury lawyer and a janitor as they risk everything for a chance at the spotlight. These unlikely aspiring comedians have their love of comedy tested again and again as they find their voices in the cut-throat New York stand-up scene. They each must ultimately decide how far they're willing to go–and what they're willing to sacrifice–for a laugh. A moving and, at times, hilarious documentary about the power of comedy to transform the lives of three very different people chasing the same dream.

Presentation Details

Guests Director Jonathan Miller and Producer Katharine Accardo

Sponsored By

Mel and Renee Stein & Family

Shown With Film

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