JERRY LEWIS: MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN – Austin Jewish Film Festival


Jerry Lewis Title: Jerry Lewis: Man Behind The Clown
Director: Gregory Monro
Genre: Documentary
Running: 60 min.
Language: English, French (with subtitles)
Country: France, USA
Year: 2016
Family Friendly
Wednesday, November 9 Noon Regal Arbor Cinema 8 Buy Tickets

“The movie celebrates Jerry Lewis’s influential mark on the world as a comic, a filmmaker, a humanitarian and a visionary.”

In his 90th year, Jerry Lewis looks back on his life and decades-long career.
Since the early days, Jerry Lewis—in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel—had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches, and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage, and direct many of the films he appeared in. By becoming a “total filmmaker,” Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. He broke boundaries with his technical innovations, unique voice, and keen visual eye, even garnering respect and praise overseas.

Coomunity Partners: Austin Film Society, JCC Seniors Program, Congregation Agudas Achim Hazak, and Temple Beth Shalom-Seniors.

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