Join us for Closing Night and a screening of "The Last Laugh." Can the Holocaust be funny? The Last Laugh pairs clips from films, 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) with an intimate portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone, and rare archival footage of cabarets in concentration camps. From this wealth of material, Pearlstein weaves together a complete and thoughtful exploration into the question of what is and is not off-limits in comedy.
FOLLOWING THE FILM, Special Guests:
Meet musician, author, performer Jake Ehrenreich who is also in the film.
A Brooklyn-born child of Holocaust survivors, he is best known for award-winning, "A Jew Grows in Brooklyn", a show which broke box office records at the historic Lambs Theater on Broadway. It is now also a best selling book by HCI (the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" publishers). Jake is among the 2016 inductees into the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame.
Director Ferne Pearlstein will be on Skype for Q&A.
Reception to follow.