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Saturday
07
APR

HUMOR ME Plus Q&A with Writer and Director Sam Hoffman

18:00
20:00
ACME Screening Room
Event organized by ACME Screening Room

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Humor Me: A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life's challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy.
Discussion to follow with Writer and Director Sam Hoffman - Sam Hoffman is known for producing and periodically directing the CBS drama Madame Secretary. Feature films he has produced include Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, John Carney’s Begin Again and Richard Loncraine’s 5 Flights Up. Earlier in his career, Hoffman also assistant directed such acclaimed titles as: The Royal Tenenbaums, School of Rock, Donnie Brasco, Dead Man Walking and Groundhog Day.