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Film: The Last Laugh

January 21 @ 2:00 pm

$12

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival presents a special film screening of The Last Laugh.

The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even victims of Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If the Holocaust is taboo, what are the implications for other controversial subjects — 9/11, AIDS, racism — in a society that prizes freedom of speech? The Last Laugh offers fresh insights into these questions, featuring interviews with such influential comedians and thinkers as Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Larry Charles and more. The film also includes rare archival footage of cabarets inside the concentration camps themselves, as well as clips of many of our most popular contemporary talents.

Directed by Ferne Pearlstein | USA, 2017 | English | 88 Minutes | Documentary/Biography/Comedy

$10 ADVANCE; $12 SAME DAY

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
$12
Website:
http://www.sabesjcc.org/events/events-humorfest/

Organizers

Sabes JCC
St, Paul JCC

Venue

Sabes JCC
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Phone:
952.381.3400
Website:
www.sabesjcc.org

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