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Northern California Premiere
Standing Up
SPONSORED BY
REBECCA AND ARNNON GESHURI
SUZANNE AND ROBERT RUBENSTEIN


CENTERPIECE EVENT

Standing Up

Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:30 PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30 PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Join us for the Centerpiece Event featuring Standing Up and our special guests, director Jonathan Miller and comedian David Finkelstein. David Finkelstein is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian. He has been featured on Comedy Time TV and has performed at clubs all over New York City. Jonathan Miller is an editor for nonfiction TV and films. His work has appeared on Discovery, A&E, OWN, and many other outlets.

Discussion and Q & A with special guests to follow.

Synopsis

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.


Film Details
Director:
Jonathan Miller
Country:
USA
Language:
English
Running time:
76 min
Year:
2017
Genre: Documentary