The Bitter Buddha
(Steven Feinartz, USA, 2012, Blu-ray, 90 min)
Director and comedian in attendance, with a Q&A moderated by Linas Phillips!
Ever been to a famous city and gone on an underground tour with a friend who’s lived there for years? The Bitter Buddha is a side-streets tour through the world of comedy, hosted by names most of us know (Dana Gould, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis) and spotlighting a comic most people don’t: Eddie Pepitone, secret cornerstone of today’s young comedy tradition. Though he’s never been a household name, Pepitone continues to craft his hilariously livid stage persona. In Buddha, a wide circle of Pepitone's friends come together to help tell the story of his decades-long “rise and fall.” Join us for a post-show chat with Steven Feinartz and Eddie Pepitone, moderated by local filmmaker Linas Phillips.
>> Hot tip! You can see Eddie Pepitone perform live at Laff Hole on February 20th. Film Forum members get $5 off the regular ticket price - show your member card at the Chop Suey box office to access the deal.
I Like Drones
(Drew Christie. 2013, USA, HD, 4min)
A humorous animation in which a former KGB agent describes why he loves and respects the new drone policies of the United States government.