The Comedy

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    The Comedy

    Directed by

    USA

    2012

    95 min

    • English

    Drama

    Sundance FFIFF RotterdamSXSW

    Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence.

    Awards

    • Best Actor Honorable Mention (Tim Heidecker) - Philadelphia FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Tim Heidecker
    Eric Wareheim
    Screenplay
    Rick Alverson
    Robert Donne
    Colm O'Leary
    Cinematography
    Mark Schwartzbard
    Editing
    Michael Taylor
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Production
    GLASS EYE PIX
    Production
    GREYSHACK FILMS
    Production
    ROUGH HOUSE PICTURES

    Press

    Transgressively brilliant.

    Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

    Not without a certain subversive intelligence.

    Justin Chang, Variety

    Rick Alverson

    Rick Alverson

    USA

    RICK ALVERSON (1971) is a filmmaker living in Richmond, Virginia. His dramatic feature THE COMEDY (2012), a tale of the perils of entitlement set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, premiered in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently released by Tribeca Film. His first feature, THE BUILDER (2010), an existential character study of an Irish immigrant at odds with the promise of America, was released by the renowned independent record label "Jagjaguwar". NEW JERUSALEM (2011), his second feature, starring Colm O'leary and Will Oldham, again considered the immigrant experience but this time through the lens of religious ideology. NEW JERUSALEM premiered at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam and SXSW in 2011. That same year he was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. More recently, he was awarded at Locarno Film Festival 2015 for his feature ENTERTAINMENT.

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